Showing posts with label South Whitehall Township. Show all posts
Showing posts with label South Whitehall Township. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Early Morning Postcard ...


"An early morning walk is a blessing
for the whole day."
                            ~ Henry David Thoreau
                                              ~ 1817-1862

The words of Thoreau seem to fill the air
just after sunrise on a chilly October morning at the historic
Wehr's Covered Bridge, Orefield, Pennsylvania.
The Jordan Creek spills over Wehr's Dam, built in 1904, to flow beneath
the covered bridge, creating a picturesque autumn postcard. 

Wehr's Covered Bridge is a wooden covered bridge in South Whitehall Township.
It is a three span, 117-foot-long Burr Truss bridge, constructed in 1841. It has
horizontal siding and a gable roof. It crosses the Jordan Creek and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Summer Place ...


"There's a summer place ..."
                                         ~ "Theme From A Summer Place"
                                                                              ~1959

You can almost hear the strains of "Theme From A Summer Place"
on a perfect August evening at Manassas Guth Covered Bridge,
South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania. The historic wooden bridge that crosses the Jordan Creek was constructed in 1858 and rebuilt in 1882. It is a 
108-foot long Burr Truss bridge with vertical siding. It was placed on the
National Register of Historic Places in 1980. 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Gentle On My Mind ...


"...You're waiting from the backroads
by the rivers of my memories,
ever smilin' 
ever gentle on my mind."
              ~ "Gentle On My Mind," 
                                                         ~ 1967

The words from that wonderful song seem to fill the air
on a May afternoon at Manasses Guth Covered Bridge as it 
crosses the Jordan Creek. The historic wooden covered bridge
in South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania was constructed
in 1858 and rebuilt in 1882. It is a 108 foot long Burr Truss
bridge with vertical siding. It was placed on the National
Register of Historic Places in 1980.