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The Lost Covered Bridges of the Neshaminy Creek

September 16 @ 7:30 pm

Local author and historian Scott Bomboy takes a look back at the network of covered bridges that once spanned the lower Neshaminy Creek, featuring rare photos and local newspaper accounts.

At one time, six covered bridges spanned the creek from Bristol Township to Wrightstown: the Chain bridge, Worthington’s Mill bridge, Schofield Ford bridge, Spring Garden Mill bridge, Oakford bridge, and Newportville bridge. Many bridges were associated with mills, which were critical to the local economy. Today, only one covered bridge remains on the creek, in Tyler State Park.

Each bridge has an interesting story to be told, as key players in the growth of lower Bucks County. And each was lost in a different way. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.

This event is free for members. Non-members are also welcome to attend, and donations are always appreciated.


September 16
7:30 pm


Half-moon Inn (Court Inn)
105 Court St
Newtown, PA 18940
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(215) 968-4004


The Newtown Historic Association

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