Geiger's Covered Bridge - Schnecksville, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lightnin Bug
N 40° 38.785 W 075° 37.414
18T E 447277 N 4499694
Quick Description: Part of the Lehigh County Covered Bridge Tour, Geiger's Covered Bridge spans the Jordan Creek.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 11/27/2009 2:33:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM7RMR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 8

Long Description:
Geiger's Covered Bridge was constructed in 1860 and crosses the Jordan Creek.

"Geiger’s Bridge is located on the eastern side of the Trexler Nature Preserve, and its high fencing is visible along the road. The bridge’s name may have been taken from the family of Jacob Geiger, who settled in the area after immigrating from Wurtenburg, Germany in the 1700s. Upon approaching the entrance of the bridge, its unusual stepped portal design that distinguishes it from other bridges is immediately noticeable. At one time a pipe, through which water was pumped from the Jordan Creek to nearby orchards and farms, ran from end to end across the bridge. Remnants of the cement foundation and pumping apparatus still remain on the side of the bridge. Built with Burr arches, the bridge has a floor of lengthwise and crosswise planking. The stone wing walls have been painted white, and one on the south side of the bridge has been shortened due to the topography."

Source: Lehigh County Covered Bridge Pamphlet: (visit link)

As this bridge is in the Trexler Game Preserve, suburban sprawl is unlikely to envelope it! :-) There is a nice Hemlock forest on the hill directly to the South. This bridge is connected to Schlicher's Covered bridge by the Covered Bridge Trail. The roofing is also unique when compared with other covered bridges in the area - all of the others have sloped roofs.
Current Condition of Bridge: Good

Web Address: [Web Link]

Description of Covered Bridge:
Some Specifications: Length: 112 ft. Built: 1860 Height and weight limits: 9 ft. 6 in. – 4 tons Owned by: Lehigh County

Year Built: 1860

Parking (If not at the bridge):: At spots along Old Packhouse Road near the ends of the bridge

Location (Road - City - State - Country): Old Packhouse Road - Schnecksville - PA - USA

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