It was designed by architect Malcolm Wells and built across the Cooper River’s north branch by homebuilder Bob Scarborough
In 1959, Bob Scarborough was developing housing on the Barclay Farmstead, and wanted to extend the subdivision street system over the North Fork of Cooper River, a small creek at the site. A lover of the Bucks County Covered Bridges, Scarborough decided to have a covered bridge for the purpose, and commissioned architect Malcolm Wells to design the bridge. It was dedicated on Saturday, February 14th, 1959. The bridge was renovated in 1993 and rededicated on its 34th anniversary.
Came, at the evening, cold and gray,
Through which was flowing a sullen tide.
But he turned, when safe on the other side,
And built a bridge to span the tide.
“You are wasting strength with building here;
Your journey will end with the ending day;
Why build you the bridge at the eventide?”
“Good friend, in the path I have come,” he said,