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Smith's Bridge 08-02-01 #2


Photo taken by Jodi Christman 06/11/2011

BH Photo #201239

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Original Burr Truss Covered Bridge constructed in 1839; rehabilitated with piers and steel beams added 1956; destroyed by fire 1961; reconstructed without cover or truss 1962; reconstructed with Burr trusses and cover 2002


Covered bridge with steel beams over Brandywine Creek on Smith Bridge Road
Beaver Valley, New Castle County, Delaware
Open to traffic
Built 1839 (Burr Truss Covered Bridge); Reconstructed 2002 (see Description for details)
Original Burr Truss Covered Bridge - reconstructed in 2002
Length of largest span: 44.9 ft.
Total length: 143.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Also called
Brandywine Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.83750, -75.57889   (decimal degrees)
39°50'15" N, 75°34'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/450469/4409881 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wilmington North
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory number
BH 48878 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 73.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 2, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 8, 2014: HAER photos posted by Dave King
  • June 14, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added details and name
  • June 8, 2011: Added by Jodi Christman


  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com
  • HABS DE-1 - Smith's Covered Bridge, Beaver Valley, spanning Brandywine River, Granogue, New Castle County, DE
  • Geoff Hubbs