Worthington's Mill (1874-1954)

Wrightstown and Northampton

Worthington's Mill Bridge was one of the few state-owned bridges in Bucks County not demolished before World War II.

In 1919, the county engineer noted that the bridge ran over Neshaminy Creek on Township Road, on the road leading from Wrightstown to Richboro in Wrightstown and Northampton Townships. It was built in 1874 and repaired in 1919.

Although Worthington's Mill Bridge was taken over by state Department of Highways in 1938, it remained in road service until its demise as a covered bridge.

On January 28, 1954, high winds caused a short circuit in electrical lines running on top of the bridge, starting a catastrophic fire. The state declined to replace the bridge with a modern structure.