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These 3 Beautiful Covered Bridges in Delaware Will Remind You of a Simpler Time

There’s just something about a covered bridge that stirs up a yearning for times gone by. According to a report by Iowa State University in 2012, there were only 1600 covered bridges remaining worldwide, most of them in the United States.

While a search of records from the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges returns 28 covered bridges in the state, only three authentic bridges still remain, all in New Castle County.

Surprisingly, we found two YouTube videos (below) that give a personal view and tour of two of the bridges above: Smith and Wooddale.

There are a few other covered bridges, which even though they aren’t historic or authentic by official definitions, are familiar to some Delawareans.

And, if you can’t get your fill of covered bridges in Delaware, hop across the border to Pennsylvania, which has the most covered bridges in the U.S.

Katy
Katy is a life-long Delaware resident who grew up on a small grain farm and spent her summers enjoying time at the beach. A full time public relations professional by day and a content specialist with OIYS at night, Katy loves sharing her love of her home state with fellow Delawareans and others. Loves: local food, dachshunds, horseshoe crabs, hiking, farmers markets, bourbon.