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Near Hockessin in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ashland Bridge

Red Clay Creek

 

—Listed on National Register of Historic Places – 1973 —

 
Ashland Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, September 24, 2012
1. Ashland Bridge Marker
Inscription.
Original Town Lattice
Truss Covered Bridge – ca. 1850
Bridge Deck Rehabilitated – 1964
Listed on National Register of Historic Places – 1973
Complete Rehabilitation & Steel Beams Added – 1982
Rehabilitated Stone Foundation and
Replaced Timber Roof, Siding and Deck – 2008
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Engineering & Project Management – Delaware DOT
General Contractor – Eastern Highway Specialists, Inc.
Roofing – Wilkinson Roofing & Siding, Inc.
Structural Painting – Marinis Brothers
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This bridge is dedicated to the local residents and
to the Delaware Nature Society’s Ashland Nature Center
and its visitors as a source of inspiration and enjoyment.

 
Location. 39° 47.884′ N, 75° 39.474′ W. Marker is near Hockessin, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Barley Mill Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hockessin DE 19707, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Ashland Bridge & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, September 24, 2012
2. Ashland Bridge & Marker
flies. Hockessin Friends Meetinghouse (approx. 1.8 miles away); St. Mary's Church (approx. 2 miles away); St. John The Evangelist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Chippey African Union Methodist Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Hockessin School #107C (approx. 2.3 miles away); First African-American Schoolhouse In Hockessin (approx. 2.4 miles away); Wooddale Bridge (approx. 2.5 miles away); James Henry "Nip" Winters (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hockessin.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Ashland Bridge & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, September 24, 2012
3. Ashland Bridge & Marker
South Entry - Ashland Covered Bridge (1958) image. Click for full size.
By Earl Brooks, circa 1958
4. South Entry - Ashland Covered Bridge (1958)
From the Historic American Buildings Survey Statement of Significance: This bridge is one of the last three covered bridges existing in Delaware and is a good example of the "Town Lattice" truss patented by Ithiel Town in 1829. (Note that this photo has been modified somewhat from the HABS website image, with the shadows considerably lightened to make visible the lattice structure in the bridge interior - click on image to enlarge).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 421 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on . • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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