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.