Thursday, March 16, 2017
“The road is life.”
~ Jack Kerouac
~ “On The Road,”
Standing near the Lehigh Valley Zoo at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania offers a beautiful winter vista overlooking the historic Schlicher Covered Bridge in North Whitehall Township.
Game Preserve Road becomes a winding winter way through the bridge, painting a picturesque rural landscape on a March afternoon.
Schlicher’s is an historic wooden covered bridge. It is a 108-foot-long, Burr Truss bridge that crosses the Jordan Creek and was constructed in 1882. It has vertical plank siding and a gable roof. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, and was closed for a time for needed renovations.