Bucks County is home to 13 beautiful covered bridges. These picturesque, structures are in danger from time, the elements, arson and careless drivers. We are in danger of losing a beautiful part of our history.
Most of these bridges are slightly off the beaten track. If you are out for a drive you might want to take a slight detour to visit one or more of them.
Covered bridges originally served to protect the structure and to keep horses from panicking as they crossed.
The Schofield Covered Bridge in Tyler Park, just outside of Newtown, was lost to a fire. The businesses and community joined together to reconstruct it.
The Erwinna Covered Bridge crosses Swamp Creek on Geigel Hill Road in Erwinna. The bridge had been hit by oversized trucks at least twice but appears to be open to traffic.
The South Perkasie Covered Bridge is now landlocked. It was moved from its original position in Lenape Park in 1958.
Tyler State Park has miles of paved trails. The Schofield Covered Bridge crosses the Neshaminy Creek on one of these trails. The bridge was a victim of arson in 1991 and rebuilt in 1997. The bridge carries the Tyler Park bridle/hiking path over the Neshaminy Creek. Since it is not open to vehicles, you can park in the nearby parking lot and walk about 500 yards to the bridge.
The Uhlerstown Covered Bridge is a single span town lattice truss bridge located in Tinicum Township. It was build in 1865 and rebuilt in 1985. Continue reading
The Pine Valley covered bridge is also known as the Iron Hill Bridge.