I have something to admit…..I have lived in Doylestown for 19 years and never knew Bucks County was known for their covered bridges. There are twelve covered bridges and we had fun visiting them. My friend’s were the one’s to tell me and they were shocked I didn’t know. As I am staying close to home, I have learned a lot about Bucks County. A month ago when I was was out on a drive with my parents, we saw a sign for a Covered Bridge Tour. We followed the sign and saw the Van Sandt Covered Bridge. After I got home I googled the tour. Visit Bucks County has a great itinerary. We followed the tour over two Saturdays. We had perfect November days for our drives. We have become great at eating our meals in the car. We loved that the tour went through Stover-Myers Mill State Park. We had a great lunch outside!
Here is a little history about covered bridges. I had this question….Why are they covered? Covered bridges are made out of wood in a timber-truss construction. They were covered to protect them and help them last longer. A covered bridge would last 100 years vs. 20 years when uncovered. Pennsylvania has the most covered bridges and I remember growing up thinking everywhere had them.
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