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Pine Valley–Iron Hill Bridge

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1842. Old Iron Rd. over Pine Run Creek, New Britain, 4 miles west of Doylestown

The interior of Bucks County continues the main themes of the southeastern half, but with a shift toward German forms in the north. This area retains several covered bridges that are picturesque reminders of the importance of bridges and the need to preserve their fabric. The slower pace of life in the northern half of the county is evident in that most of the bridges in the area are still in service. This bridge is typical with its Town truss and rough-sawn vertical planking. Local stone wing walls protect the entrances at each end and root it in the site. Many of these structures were located near mills, marking the confluence of transportation and power that began the regional industrial economy.

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George E. Thomas
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George E. Thomas, "Pine Valley–Iron Hill Bridge", [Doylestown, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-02-BU47.

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