|Valley Creeks Knoxx Library Foot Bridge|
|Valley Creek Covered Bridge|
Another Bridge over Valley creek is the covered bridge. A great example of how a region can protect a piece of history against all efforts of nature and development.
|Upper Letort Heritage Waters Foot bridge|
Heritage waters always offer a bridge of some sort. Most often because folks always want to leave behind something lasting and appreciated with donations. The fist two that come to mind are the Upper Letort Heritage water foot bridge, and the modern Little Lehigh Heritage water bridge.
|Little Lehigh Heritage Waters Bridge|
Then there are the bridges that take a back seat to the water itself. The ugliest of them all is the Benner Springs steel bridge. An ugly relic of something that needs to disappear, yet I have landed so many nice fish during some awesome hatches only to look up and see that old friend casting a shadow at dusk.
|Benner Springs Bridge, Spring Creek State College|
One of the most insignificant bridges encountered is one that I came upon after a long trek upstream on a hot summer morning. It was both a welcome sight, and a meeting place with my friends as well. Sometimes its not just the bridge that matters.
|Falling Spings Foot Bridge|
Yet admittedly, those big red covered bridges draw me in like no other. Whether in a painting or a real setting. They are trout streams, accompanied by history. I feel a bit of sadness whenever the news reports an old red girl burning down or being destroyed by flood waters. They are the environment in which trout are found, and they go hand-in-hand with bugs in the air and rise-forms on the surface.
|Loyalsock Covered Bridge, Forksville PA|
So next time you stand on a bridge, leaning over the rail with your sunglasses on to check out water. Or stop for a break to wipe sweat and prop up your rod for a minute. Look around....take a picture, or take it all in just looking, and make sure you see everything.