Delaware Website Statistics

All Bridges

  • Total listed Delaware bridges: 110
  • Bridges with photos: 75 (68.2%)
  • Bridges with Street View: 52 (47.3%)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 108 (98.2%)

  • Total photos: 362

Extant Bridges

  • Extant bridges: 82 (74.5% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 51 (62.2% of extant)
  • Bridges with Street View: 52 (63.4% of extant)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 80 (97.6% of extant)

Lost Bridges

  • Lost bridges: 25 (22.7% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 18 (72.0% of lost)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 25 (100.0% of lost)

Oldest Listed Bridges

  1. Smith's Bridge 08-02-01 #2 (New Castle County, built 1839, open to traffic)
  2. Wooddale Covered Bridge (Old) 08-02-04x (New Castle County, built 1850 (ca.), destroyed by flood)
  3. Amtrak - Brandywine River Bridge (New Castle County, built 1852, open to traffic)
  4. Greenbank Mill Bridge (New) (New Castle County, built 1882, open to pedestrians)
  5. Paper Mill Bridge (New Castle County, built 1883, open to pedestrians)
  6. Augustine Cutoff Bridge (New Castle County, built 1885, open to traffic)
  7. Division Street Bridge (Kent County, built 1885, open to traffic)
  8. NS - Upper Shellpot Bridge (New Castle County, built 1888, open to traffic)
  9. NS - Lower Shellpot Bridge (New Castle County, built 1888, open to traffic)
  10. Farm Lane Bridge (New Castle County, built 1889, under construction)

By Design

  • Arch: 31 (28.2%)
    • Deck arch: 29 (26.4%)
      • Brick arch: 2 (1.8%)
      • Closed-spandrel arch: 2 (1.8%)
      • Open-spandrel arch: 1 (0.9%)
      • Stone arch: 5 (4.5%)
    • Through arch: 2 (1.8%)
      • Concrete through arch: 1 (0.9%)
      • Steel through arch: 1 (0.9%)

  • Beam: 9 (8.2%)
    • Stringer: 9 (8.2%)
      • Concrete stringer: 1 (0.9%)
      • Steel stringer: 3 (2.7%)
      • Timber stringer: 4 (3.6%)

  • Culvert: 2 (1.8%)
    • Concrete culvert: 1 (0.9%)

  • Ferry: 4 (3.6%)

  • Girder: 13 (11.8%)
    • Deck girder: 7 (6.4%)
      • Deck plate girder: 5 (4.5%)
    • Pony/through girder: 4 (3.6%)
      • Pony/through plate girder: 3 (2.7%)

  • Other: 10 (9.1%)

  • Slab: 4 (3.6%)

  • Suspension: 6 (5.5%)
    • Cable-stayed: 3 (2.7%)
    • Wire suspension: 2 (1.8%)

  • Truss: 28 (25.5%)
    • Deck truss: 3 (2.7%)
      • Baltimore deck truss: 1 (0.9%)
      • Warren deck truss: 1 (0.9%)
    • Pony truss: 7 (6.4%)
      • Pratt pony truss: 2 (1.8%)
      • Warren pony truss: 4 (3.6%)
        • Warren pony truss with alternating verticals: 1 (0.9%)
    • Through truss: 18 (16.4%)
      • Bowstring through truss: 1 (0.9%)
      • Burr arch-truss: 1 (0.9%)
      • Lattice through truss: 3 (2.7%)
        • Town lattice truss: 3 (2.7%)
      • Polygonal Warren through truss: 1 (0.9%)
      • Pratt through truss: 5 (4.5%)
      • Warren through truss: 2 (1.8%)

  • Unknown: 3 (2.7%)