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Schofield Ford Covered Bridge, 38-09-13

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Schofield Covered Bridge -- June 13, 2010

Side view looking downstream

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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BH Photo #177969

Map 

Description 

Originally built in 1873. Destroyed by arson fire in 1991. Completely rebuilt by hand in 1997 to original specs (with the addition of a window on each side). Originally located upstream on Sackettsford Road but now located in Tyler State Park off Swamp Road near Newtown, PA. Building material of native hemlock and oak. Only accessible by foot, bike, or horseback from nearby gravel parking lot.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Neshaminy Creek on Park Road
Location
Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to pedestrians, bicycle and horse traffic
History
Rebuilt 1997
Design
Town lattice through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 170.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Also called
Twining Ford Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.24435, -74.98072   (decimal degrees)
40°14'40" N, 74°58'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/501640/4454878 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Langhorne
Inventory number
BH 46223 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 27, 2016: New photos from John Loxton
  • March 3, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • December 8, 2010: Updated by Bill Stephens: Typos, type of traffic allowed
  • September 29, 2010: New photo from Raymond Klein
  • September 27, 2010: New photo from Raymond Klein
  • September 18, 2010: Added by Raymond Klein

Sources 

  • Raymond Klein - Bookshelfthe [at] msn [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • John Loxton