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Bartram Bridge Joint Commission


The Bartram Bridge Joint Commission is governed by a six member board, appointed for two-year terms. There are three members from Newtown Township and three members from Willistown Township. The Board sees to the preservation of the Bartram Bridge, the last remaining covered bridge in Delaware County.

For information on the Bartram Bridge Joint Commission from the Newtown Township General Code, please follow the attached link: http://ecode360.com/15106128


Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday in January, April, July and October, alternating locations between Newtown and Willistown Township Buildings.

Newtown Township Building 209 Bishop Hollow Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073
Willistown Township Building 40 Lloyd Avenue, 2nd Floor, Malvern, PA 19355


Agendas and Minutes



Name Position Township Represented
Eric D. Gerst Chair Willistown
Ed Johnston Vice-Chair Newtown
Tina Conn Secretary Willistown
Pete Lake Member Newtown
Rosario Scalia Member Newtown
Judy Radano  Secretary  Willistown


David Burman Willistown Township Manager
Stephen Nease Newtown Township Manager

Email:  info@bartrambridge.org

Bartram Bridge 2History

Built in 1860, the Bartram Covered Bridge spans the county line between Delaware and Chester Counties over Crum Creek near the intersection of Goshen and Boot Roads in Newtown Square. It is the last covered bridge remaining in Delaware County, a county which once had over 30 covered bridges. The bridge has unique slanted plank portals, the only bridge in Pennsylvania with this unusual design. After years of neglect, the bridge was restored in 1995, funded by a combination of donations, grants and fundraising. The bridge is now maintained by a commission of volunteers representing both Newtown and Willistown Townships.

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Visit Us / Location

Township of Newtown
209 Bishop Hollow Road
Newtown Square, PA 19073

Phone  610-356-0200
Fax        610-356-8722

Office Hours
M-F 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

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