Showing posts with label bridge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bridge. Show all posts

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Bridge That Carried You Over ...


“Praise the bridge that carried you over.”
                           ~ George Colman
                                      ~ 1762-1836
 A car begins to cross the Glendon Hill Road River Bridge, Easton, Pennsylvania, which carries it over the Lehigh River on a bright and beautiful late spring afternoon that feels like a bridge to summer in this high contrast monochrome shot I captured in early June.

Built circa 1935 and rehabilitated in 2012, this three-span, 357 foot long, riveted steel Pratt through truss bridge carries one lane of traffic and a sidewalk over the Lehigh River and is one of the entrances to Hugh Moore Park, site of a trailhead of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail.)

Hugh Moore Park is a City of Easton park, located between the Lehigh River and the Lehigh Canal. The park was once home to the first industrial park in the United States and is now home to the National Canal Museum, Josiah White II canal boat, and Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor offices.

Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delaware rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.

Glendon was originally formed as a part of Williams Township, and was incorporated as a borough December 18, 1867.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Kittatinny's Color Cascade ...



“There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves.”
           ~ author Joe L. Wheeler
                      ~ born 1936
Travelers crossing the Lehigh Gap Bridge are treated to a view of the cascade of autumn color on display on the Kittatinny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain, on a beautiful October afternoon at Lehigh Gap.

The Lehigh Gap in Slatington, Pennsylvania, is a crossroads where the Lehigh Gap Nature Center’s trails connect two historic trails – the Appalachian Trail and the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail).

The Appalachian Trail, a foot path, follows the ridge on both sides of the Lehigh Gap, running 1,245 miles south to Georgia and 930 miles north to Maine. Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delaware rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.

The Lehigh Gap Bridge was built in 1930 and rehabilitated in 1984, and spans the Lehigh River.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Patriotic Pony Bridge ...



 “Be in love with your life. Every minute of it.”
                    ~ Jack Kerouac
                           ~ 1922-1969
 A man walks his dog across the historic and patriotically festooned 1860 Walnut Street Pony Bridge on a beautiful summer afternoon, painting a picture of the simple joys of life, and a reminder to enjoy every minute of it.

The bridge, built in 1860, is the last remaining cast and wrought iron bridge in North America. It is located on the grounds of the historic Heller-Wagner Grist Mill, just off the Saucon Rail Trail in Hellertown, Pennsylvania.