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South Perkasie Covered Bridge 38-09-05

Photos 

South Perkasie Covered Bridge -- August 21, 2009

Back side of bridge

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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BH Photo #151480

Map 

Description 

Carries historic sign on each end which reads, "$5 fine for riding or driving faster than a walk or smoking segars on".

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over dry land in Lenape Park
Location
Perkasie, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built in 1832.Formerly on Pleasant Spring Creek moved to dry ground in Lenape Park in Perkasie, PA in 1958.
Design
Town Lattice made of Pine and Oak Lumber
Dimensions
Total length: 98.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 1, 1980
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.36747, -75.29498   (decimal degrees)
40°22'03" N, 75°17'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/474956/4468585 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Telford
Inventory numbers
NRHP 80003441 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 43839 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 26, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: Fixed location
  • March 3, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • March 2, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added NRHP info & imported photo
  • December 16, 2011: Updated by Frank Hicks: Added category "Relocated"
  • December 8, 2010: Updated by Bill Stephens: Historic signs on bridge
  • January 2, 2010: Added by Raymond Klein

Sources 

  • Raymond Klein - Bookshelfthe [at] msn [dot] com
  • Frank Hicks
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

South Perkasie Covered Bridge 38-09-05
Posted February 27, 2020, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I meant Pleasant Spring Creek,Tony.Forgot the word spring.

South Perkasie Covered Bridge 38-09-05
Posted February 27, 2020, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Tony,thanks for telling me where the bridge originally was located.I plan on looking at this bridge when in the area later this year being that i'm originally from Quakertown.It might be a good idea for me while there to look at the bridge on Main Street over Pleasant Creek which I have been over but never noticed the bridge.

South Perkasie Covered Bridge 38-09-05
Posted February 26, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I'm guessing it only traveled a short distance George... and that the replacement slab was built on the old substructure. The given length of the CB is longer but that may include the overhang.

South Perkasie Covered Bridge 38-09-05
Posted February 26, 2020, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Saw an article on WFMZ69 news yesterday about this bridge.Seems that the bridge is leaning and that the fund drive is close to being met along with a matching grant for repairs on this bridge.They also showed a short video of this bridge being moved originally to where it is now.It's amazing the technology they used to move this bridge.Where this bridge was located originally before being moved wasn't mentioned.