Newtown/Willistown, PA, May 19, 2010 - Local authors George Conn, Christopher Driscoll, Eric D. Gerst and Douglas Humes have teamed up to write a book entitled Bartram Covered Bridge: Spanning History, on the occasion of the bridge's 150th anniversary in 2010. The book is a 500 copy limited edition. The first 100 will be signed by the authors. Books will be available for sale and distribution to the general public starting on June 5, to coincide with Newtown Square Colonial Heritage Day , an annual event showcasing the history of the area. A celebration in honor of the bridge will begin at 10 a.m. on June 5 at the bridge, and all are welcome to attend.
All proceeds from the sale of the book will go toward the maintenance and future preservation of Bartram Covered Bridge.
Bartram's, Sagar's, Gristmill, Garreett's, or Goshen Bridge connects Chester and Delaware counties, hence the two World Guide numbers, across crum Creek. The 81-foot Burr Arch span was built in 1860. Today it stands on a bypassed section of Goshen Road, its portals closed with iron gates preventing access to its interior.
For the story and photos, go to: http://www.delconewsnetwork.com/articles/2010/05/19/entertainment/doc4bf2fefe9e846566698034.txt.
[Our thanks to Tom Keating for forwarding us this article - Ed.]