A picture tour and historical information about covered bridges

Bogert's Bridge

Lehigh Valley's 
Covered Bridges

Click on the name to visit the bridge:

BOGERT'S BRIDGE

GEIGER'S BRIDGE

GUTH'S BRIDGE

REX'S BRIDGE

SCHLICHER'S BRIDGE

WEHR'S BRIDGE

KREIDERSVILLE BRIDGE

COVERED BRIDGES

 

Bogert's Bridge is the oldest in Lehigh County and among the oldest still standing in the nation. A truck almost caused the loss of this bridge when it was heavily damaged in a 1956 accident. The local "Save the Bogert's Bridge Committee" was pictured in cartoons of the time defending the bridge with a cannon.

The Burr truss is clearly visible in the picture. Note that two beams form the arch. The siding is vertical planks. The bridge is 145 feet long and crosses the Little Lehigh River in the Lehigh Parkway. The bridge now services only pedestrian traffic.

Click on the thumbnails below to see a larger version. 

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A view of the Little Lehigh River from Bogert's bridge.
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A view of Bogert's bridge.

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