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Bartram's Covered Bridge
Bartram's Covered Bridge is located in Pennsylvania
Bartram's Covered Bridge
Location in Pennsylvania
Bartram's Covered Bridge is located in the United States
Bartram's Covered Bridge
Location in the United States
Location Legislative Route 15098, west of Newtown, Pennsylvania
Area less than one acre
Built 1860
Built by Ferdinand Wood
Architectural style Burr truss
MPS Covered Bridges of Chester County TR
NRHP reference No. 80003462
Added to NRHP December 10, 1980

Bartram's Covered Bridge, a historic covered bridge built in 1860, uses a Burr Truss design and carried Goshen Road over Crum Creek on the border between Delaware County and Chester County, Pennsylvania. It is 30 feet (9.1 m) long and 13 feet (4.0 m) wide and is the only covered bridge remaining of the 30 which once stood in Delaware County. The bridge has slanted planks at each entrance and is the only covered bridge in Pennsylvania with this feature. According to an on-site marker from the Newtown Square Historical Preservation Society, the bridge was built to be "hi and wide as a load of hay" It was built by Ferdinand Wood and named for Mordecai Bartram.

It was closed to traffic in 1941 and stands next to a new bridge on Goshen Road. The east end of the bridge is located in Newtown Township, Delaware County and the west end in Willistown Township, Chester County.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

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