Monday, March 30, 2020
“Why is the summer mist romantic and the autumn mist just sad?”
~ Dorothy Gladys “Dodie” Smith
~ from “I Capture the Castle”
~ published 1948
Evoking a beguiling sense of mystery, the summer mist rises from the Little Lehigh Creek under Bogert’s Covered Bridge on a warm late August evening at 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.