Delaware County Sheriff’s officials are looking for vandals who spray painted graffiti on a 161-year-old covered bridge. 

Early in the morning of May 21, a resident reported new graffiti inside the Hamden Covered Bridge.

Delaware Sherif's photo

The names “Jake” and “Dylan” could be seen scrawled on the hand-hewn beams in orange and black paint.

Officials say the woode span was vandalized on at least two separate occasions in recent weeks.

Delaware County Department of Public Works employees have scrubbed paint from road signage at the bridge this week and began the arduous task of trying to remove the spray paint from the rough-cut lumber inside the span.

The 128-foot, single-lane wooden bridge over the West Branch of the Delaware River was constructed in 1859 and placed on the National Historic Register in 1999, according to an entry in the online encyclopedia, “Wikipedia”.