Thomas Mill Covered Bridge

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Thomas Mill Covered Bridge
Covered Bridge, Thomas Mill Road (Spanning Wissahickon Creek), Philadelphia (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).jpg
Thomas Mill Covered Bridge in 1972
Thomas Mill Covered Bridge is located in Pennsylvania
Thomas Mill Covered Bridge
Location Thomas Mill Rd., Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°4′18″N 75°13′33″W / 40.07167°N 75.22583°W / 40.07167; -75.22583Coordinates: 40°4′18″N 75°13′33″W / 40.07167°N 75.22583°W / 40.07167; -75.22583
Built 1855
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Other
MPS Covered Bridges of the Delaware River Watershed TR
NRHP Reference # 80003621[1]
Added to NRHP December 1, 1980

The Thomas Mill Covered Bridge, aka the Thomas Mill Bridge or the Thomas Mill Road Covered Bridge, is a historic, single-span, wooden covered bridge across the Wissahickon Creek in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The 86.5-foot-long (26.4 m), 18.66-foot-wide (5.69 m), Howe-truss bridge was built in 1855. It was renovated by the Works Progress Administration in 1939, and by the City of Philadelphia in 2000.[2]

It is the only remaining covered bridge in Philadelphia and is the only covered bridge in a major US city. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. It is a Contributing Property of the Chestnut Hill Historic District.

The bridge is open to pedestrian traffic.


  1. ^ Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Bridges". Friends of the Wissahickon. Retrieved January 4, 2014. 

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