Pine Valley Covered Bridge

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Pine Valley Covered Bridge
Pine Valley Covered Bridge, February 2008
Pine Valley Covered Bridge is located in Pennsylvania
Pine Valley Covered Bridge
Location North of New Britain on Township 340, New Britain Borough, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°18′19″N 75°11′16″W / 40.30528°N 75.18778°W / 40.30528; -75.18778Coordinates: 40°18′19″N 75°11′16″W / 40.30528°N 75.18778°W / 40.30528; -75.18778
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built 1842
Architectural style Town truss
Governing body Local
MPS Covered Bridges of the Delaware River Watershed TR
NRHP Reference # 80003437[1]
Added to NRHP December 01, 1980

The Pine Valley Covered Bridge, also known as the Iron Hill Bridge, is a historic wooden covered bridge located in New Britain Borough, near Doylestown in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It crosses Pine Run Creek near Peace Valley Park.

This town truss bridge, which measures 81 feet (25 m) in length, was built by David Sutton in 1842 at a cost of $5553.50.[2] That amount is equal to $135,716.05 today.

Posted for years with a height restriction of 11'6" (3.5 meters), it was reposted in 2007 to 9'4" (2.85 meters) after an overheight truck passed through it and damaged the roof.[3] It carries a posted weight rating of 24,000 pounds (11,000 kg).

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 1, 1980.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Susan M. Zacher (undated). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Pine Valley Covered Bridge" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  3. ^ Article about truck damaging bridge Retrieved 2012-06-06