Media: About the Tour App

The Bucks County Covered Bridge Tours app is produced by the Bucks County Covered Bridge Society, a 501(c)3 dedicated to the preservation, protection, and promotion of wooden timber bridges in the county.

The app is partially supported by the Bucks County Tourism Grant Program. Visit Bucks County, in partnership with the County of Bucks, facilitates the program.

Photographs of the 12 covered bridges of Bucks County are courtesy of Linn Lisher.

Content about each bridge is adapted from “Wooden Treasures: The Story of Bucks County’s Covered Bridges,” by R. Scott Bomboy.

The Bucks County Covered Bridge Society was formed in 2007 to help with the rebuilding of Mood’s Covered Bridge in East Rockhill Township. The group soon expanded its mission to promote, preserve and protect all 12 covered bridges in Bucks County. The society gained non-profit status as a 501c3 in August 2014.

As part of its mission, the group has raised funds for lighting for bridges, led various tours throughout Bucks County, and presented educational historical events about the bridges.

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About Bucks County’s Covered Bridges

Bucks County is known for its picturesque collection of 12 covered bridges that survive in various locations, including in a state park, in remote scenic areas, and near the Delaware River. Since the 1950s, these wooden structures have been the focus of regional tourism campaigns and numerous “safaris,” where enthusiasts seek out the bridges to appreciate the county’s natural beauty and historic landscape.

Of the 12 covered bridges, 10 bridges are original structures. The oldest is the South Perkasie Covered Bridge, built in 1832 and moved in 1958 to Perkasie’s Lenape Park. The last original covered built was Van Sant’s Covered Bridge, which was completed by Bucks County in 1875 in Solebury Township. The 10 original covered bridges were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1930.

Two bridges, Schofield’s Ford Covered Bridge and Mood’s Covered Bridge, are replacements for structures lost in fires.

All 12 covered bridges in Bucks County use the Town Lattice system of truss design.

In all, Bucks County owns seven of the bridges; the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania owns four bridges; and Perkasie Borough owns its own bridge.

The shortest is the Erwinna Covered Bridge at 55 feet. The longest is the Schofield’s Ford Covered Bridge at 166 feet.