Wednesday, June 20, 2018
“… Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike
They’ve all come to look for America …”
~ Simon & Garfunkel
Though it’s not the New Jersey Turnpike, cars are headed toward The Garden State as traffic crosses the Delaware River over the historic Northampton Street Bridge, commonly called The Free Bridge, into Phillipsburg, New Jersey from Easton, Pennsylvania on a late spring evening in this high contrast monochrome shot I captured in early June.
The Free Bridge, which spans the two states, was completed in 1896 and survived massive flooding from Hurricane Diane in 1955. It underwent a thorough restoration in 1990 and is one of my very favorite places to photograph.
Monday, June 18, 2018
“Here’s looking at you kid …”
~ Humphrey Bogart to Ingrid Bergman
in the 1942 classic film “Casablanca”
A beautiful white-tailed deer button buck turns to glance across the Jordan Creek as if to say “Here’s looking at you, kid” before leaving to continue his trek through the Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania on a late May evening.
Thursday, June 14, 2018
“Praise the bridge that carried you over.”
~ George Colman
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.