Dates provide bridges to the past

If I were the Supreme Dictator of the Universe, I would demand that everything built for the long term would have its date of origin clearly proclaimed in a prominent position.

So, when coming across that splendid bridge in the photo, I was delighted. Right there in the arch keystone is neatly carved “1895.” Pointing to it are two Bullthistle Hikers, Warren Johnsen and Gail Merian.

This bridge is made of cut stone and supports the tracks of the New York, Susquehanna & Western Railroad. An unnamed creek flows under the arch, but the opening seems large enough to have once served also as a cattle underpass.

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