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6.04.2017

Sheard's Mill Covered Bridge and Mill, Bucks County

Shear's Mill Covered Bridge is in one of the nicest settings I have seen of any covered bridge within the state. Additionally, it is also in excellent condition. It crosses the Tohickon Creek in Bucks County, on the border of East Rockhill and Nockamixon Townships, just upstream from scenic Lake Nockamixon and Nockamixon State Park. It is 130 feet long, one of the longest within Bucks County and in the eastern part of the state. It dates back to 1879 and is in pristine condition. It is a prime example of a 19th century commercial village, with a covered bridge and an adjacent mill still intact. 

The surrounding landscape is beautiful as well. Large boulders fill the Tohickon Creek in this area. 
This bridge is in excellent condition, and it utilizes the town truss method of construction.
Aside from its pristine condition and beautiful surrounding landscape, the intact mill adjacent to it makes this a fine example of the old farming villages of that era in Bucks County. This area has so many intact remnants like this, and I cannot help but be impressed every time I see them.

The mill itself was built by Levi Sheard, starting in 1825. This beautiful property is used as a campground. For those of you who love to camp, the Tohickon Campground is beautiful and within a short distance of Nockamixon State Park, an excellent place for all sorts of outdoor recreation and sightseeing.

All in all, this is a beautiful covered bridge that is well worth checking out.
Coordinates: 
40.454639, -75.278063

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