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Yardley-Wilburtha Bridge (covered)

Photo 

Yardley Wilburtha covered 1

Photo uploaded by Art S.

View this photo at bucksbridges.com

BH Photo #483282

Map 

Description 

Yardley - Wilburtha from: https://bucksbridges.com/items/show/53

The Yardleyville Delaware Bridge Company opened its toll bridge in 1835. The original bridge was 903 feet long with six spans.

After 1859, churchgoers were allowed to use the bridge for free if they were going to and from services.

The entire wooden bridge was destroyed in the great October 1903 flood and it was replaced with a steel bridge in 1904

Facts 

Overview
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Delaware River
Location
Yardley, Mercer County, New Jersey, and Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Built 1835
Design
Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Total length: 903.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.24572, -74.83567   (decimal degrees)
40°14'45" N, 74°50'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/513976/4455043 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 90809 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 5, 2020: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • October 4, 2020: Added by Art S.

Sources 

  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com