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Brinton's Covered Bridge

Photos 

Brinton's Covered Bridge

Photo by Henry C. Falk from the Thomas G. Kipphorn collection

BH Photo #533010

Description 

Some of this information from lostbridges.org Bridge was arsoned in 1957 and the roadway abandoned. There is nothing left of the bridge site or the roadway.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Brandywine Creek on Abandoned LR 15199
Location
Chester County, Pennsylvania
Status
Destroyed by fire - Arsoned
History
Built in 1854 by Robert Russell; new roof in 1890; major repairs in 1918; roof blew off in 1954; Arsoned in 1957
Builder
- Robert Russell
Design
Burr arch-truss
14 panel truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 140.0 ft.
Total length: 156.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.88385, -75.60821   (decimal degrees)
39°53'02" N, 75°36'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/447995/4415042 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 98491 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 11, 2022: New photo from Stewart Edwin Beitler

Sources 

  • Stewart Edwin Beitler - stubear0430 [at] gmail [dot] com