“Wooden Treasures” is the first complete history of one of Bucks County’s enduring icons: the covered bridge.
At one time, Bucks County had 51 covered bridges. Today, only 12 such bridges remain available to the public, and they have a special place regionally as “cultural treasures.” That heritage goes back to Theodore Burr’s landmark 1806 covered bridge at Morrisville to the 39 local covered bridges that connected towns by 1875.
However, most were gone by 1940, as progress led to their demolition. It fell to a small group of people to save the remaining bridges for future generations to enjoy.
R. Scott Bomboy is a historian and preservationist who was written frequently about Bucks County’s past. In his career, Bomboy has received national awards for his work in journalism, and he holds degrees in History from the Pennsylvania State University and Arizona State University. He is the editor in chief of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, and the author of Perkasie: An American Hometown.
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