Showing posts with label Bogert's Covered Bridge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bogert's Covered Bridge. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Summer Evening At Bogert's Bridge ...



“Simplicity is the glory of expression.”
                          ~ Walt Whitman
                                     ~ 1819-1892

One of the sweet, simple joys of summer is savoring a beautiful July evening at the historic Bogert’s Covered Bridge in Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Bogert’s Covered Bridge spans 145 feet over the Little Lehigh Creek.

Built in 1841, its history traces back to the mid-1700s when the Bogert family moved into a log cabin next to the future site of the bridge. It is the oldest covered bridge in Lehigh County and among the oldest in the country. It is open only to pedestrian and bicycle traffic, as well as the occasional rider on horseback.

Bogert’s Covered Bridge is a wooden Burr Truss bridge with vertical plank siding and a gable roof. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Horseback Through The Covered Bridge ...




“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
                             ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
                                       ~1803-1882


What a wonderful way to spend a summer evening, riding on horseback through historic Bogert’s Covered Bridge in Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania, as the late day sun dappled light seems to trail them out of the bridge in early July.


Bogert’s Covered Bridge spans 145 feet over the Little Lehigh Creek.

Built in 1841, its history traces back to the mid-1700s when the Bogert family moved into a log cabin next to the future site of the bridge. It is the oldest covered bridge in Lehigh County and among the oldest in the country. It is open only to pedestrian and bicycle traffic, as well as the occasional rider on horseback.

Bogert’s Covered Bridge is a wooden Burr Truss bridge with vertical plank siding and a gable roof. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.