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Doylestown club hosts talk on Bucks covered bridges


William V. Wilson, chairman of the Bucks County Covered Bridge Society and author of “Covered Bridges of Bucks County,” will speak at the Doylestown Nature Club meeting March 11.

The meeting takes place at the Buckingham Township Building, 4613 Hughesian Way (off Route 413), Buckingham. Guest admission is $5.

Bucks County was once the home of more than 50 covered bridges, many lost as a result of flooding, neglect, progress, development, and arson. Today, only 12 covered bridges and a unique Boxed Pony Bridge remain standing in Bucks County.

Wilson will share his knowledge of the remaining covered bridges and bring brochures and tour maps to hand out at the meeting.

A current project is working with individual townships to post signs made by the Society along the tour routes. Bucks County Covered Bridge Society is also responsible for an alarm system and low level lighting installed at Knecht’s Bridge near Springtown because of recent arson attempts.

Wilson is also a member of the Theodore Burr Covered Bridge Society, which covers all of Pennsylvania.