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Riverton-Belvidere Covered Bridge (1839)

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Description 

The original bridge on this site was a covered bridge built in 1836. Flooding destroyed that bridge days after in was opened. A new covered bridge was built in 1839 by Solon Chapin. That one was lost in 1903 to flooding and was replaced by a new steel bridge (see BRIDGEHUNTER) constructed on the same piers that held the covered bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Delaware River on Water St. & Martins Creek Belvidere Hwy
Location
Belvidere, Warren County, New Jersey, and Northampton County, Pennsylvania
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
First Bridge was built in 1836; It was flooded days after opening; Next Bridge was the one listed here in 1839; It was lost in 1903 and replaced
Builder
- Chapin, Solon
Design
Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Total length: 630.0 ft.
Also called
Belvidere Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.82882, -75.08466   (decimal degrees)
40°49'44" N, 75°05'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/492861/4519757 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 90147 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 22, 2022: New photo from Stewart Edwin Beitler
  • January 3, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • August 4, 2020: New photo from Art Suckewer

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Sources 

  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Stewart Edwin Beitler - stubear0430 [at] gmail [dot] com