North Branch (1846-1920)

New Britain

The North Branch Bridge sat on Dublin Pike (present-day Route 313) outside of Doylestown near Fountainville. It ran over the Neshaminy Creek until the bridge was demolished after World War I.

Details about the North Branch bridge are sketchy at best. It did appear in several county budget reports printed in local newspapers between 1910 and 1919; it also may have been known under a different name since it was located near Fountainville.

Several postcard views of the bridge exist from that time period. Also, in 1935, county engineer Oscar Martin’s son, Fred F. Martin, donated pictures to the George School in Newtown that his father took for the 1919 county bridge survey.

Included was a picture of someone, possibly Oscar Martin, standing next to a partially dismantled North Branch Covered Bridge. That picture was not apparently included in the 1919 survey, and the bridge was not even mentioned in the survey book.