Whitehall (1840-1924)


The Whitehall Bridge spanned present-day Butler Avenue, or Business Route 202, in Chalfont. It was 160 feet long with two spans.

When he examined it in 1919, engineer Oscar Martin said the bridge traversed Neshaminy Creek on State Road in Chalfont Borough. It was repaired in 1915 by David Sutton with a sidewalk added on North end.

The Whitehall Bridge was also known as the Chalfont Bridge and it was one of the first county bridges to receive lights in 1889. It also survived an arson attempt in 1911.

The bridge frequently needed repairs. The Whitehall Bridge was replaced with a concrete bridge in 1924 and it was taken over by the state Department of Highways.