Thursday, September 13, 2018
“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.”
~ Norman Maclean
~ American author and scholar noted for his semi-autobiographical novella “A River Runs Through It and Other Stories” (1976) that was adapted into a motion picture in 1992; and the book “Young Men and Fire” (1992).
The historic town of Phillipsburg, New Jersey reflects in the Delaware River as sunset looms on a beautiful late summer day in early September.
To the left, the historic Northampton Street Bridge, commonly called the Free Bridge, can be seen from my vantage point across the river at Delaware Canal State Park, Easton, Pennsylvania near the Forks of the Delaware Trailhead of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail). The iconic Jimmy’s Doggie Stand Stand can be seen to the right of the bridge.
The Free Bridge that spans the two states was completed in 1896 and survived massive
flooding from Hurricane Diane in 1955. It underwent a thorough restoration in 1990 and is one of my very favorite places to photograph.
Phillipsburg was established March 8, 1861 and was named for William Phillips, an early settler of the area.
Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delaware rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.