Thomas Mill Road Covered Bridge

 
     
Thomas Mill Road Covered Bridge

The work was performed by encasing the structure in a cantilevered hanging-type scaffold to provide safety for the workman while allowing access to the underside, as well as to the sides and roof of the bridge during inspection and construction.

The bridge is an historic structure in the Wissahickon Park which spans Wissahickon Creek along Forbidden Drive east of Bells Mill Road. It is approximately 120 years old and is the only covered bridge in the city of Philadelphia. The rehabilitation work included replacement of all deck planking and siding, replacement of some of the beams and other structural members, installation of a terne stainless steel standing seam roof, and the inspection, cleaning, tightening and painting of all tie and tension rods, connection plates, cast iron shoes at trusses, hangers at cross bracings, bolts and nuts.

Thomas Mill Road Covered Bridge

 

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