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June 21, 2017

Smith’s Covered Bridge, Delaware

Filed under: Covered Bridge,Delaware — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am

 

Smith's Covered Bridge, Delaware

Smith’s Covered Bridge, Delaware

When Built: 2002

Builders: Delaware Department of Transportation

Description: The original covered bridge at this site was built in 1839 which was destroyed in a fire in 1962 and was rebuilt without a cover. This current bridge has a steel beam and a wooden deck dating to the repairs in 1962 and the covered portion dating to 2002. The stone abutments are from the original 1839 bridge and concrete piers were added in the 1950s. The burr Arches carry no load, which is supported by the steel I-beams.

 

Smith's Covered Bridge, Delaware

Smith’s Covered Bridge, Delaware

This is part of a series on Delaware’s Covered Bridges. You can find an index here.

Covered bridges of the Mid-Atlantic

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