Monday, June 22, 2009

Smith Bridge, Chadds Ford, PA

This weekend, out exploring with my brother and sister, we came across Smith Bridge in southeastern Pennsylvania. It spans Brandywine Creek, the namesake for a less than decisive battle of the Revolutionary War. The bridge was built in 1839 and completely destroyed in a Halloween fire in 1961. It was rebuilt without a cover in 1962. Much effort was made to maintain historical accuracy when the cover was replaced in 2002.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Who was the bridge named after and why?