Showing posts with label historic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label historic. Show all posts

Monday, April 16, 2018

The Spring Melt ...


“Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade.”
                    ~ Charles Dickens
                            ~ 1812-1870
The spring melt is on at Geiger’s Covered Bridge as the late March sun melts the snow off the roof a few days after a snowstorm on the first full day of spring March 21 brought more than a foot of snow to the region.

Geiger’s Covered Bridge is an historic wooden covered bridge in North Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania. It is a 112-foot-long Burr Truss bridge, constructed in 1860. It has vertical plank siding and an entry portal of stepped square planks. It crosses the Jordan Creek and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. It can be accessed from The Covered Bridge Trail of the Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.

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.

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.