Thursday, April 7, 2011

OUR PAST IS WAITING TO BE FOUND. YOU JUST HAVE TO LOOK A LITTLE.


Briana is standing on yet another Montour Railroad
Bridge, this one on Pancake-Clarkson Rd.
Briana and I had an errand to run in Lisbon on Tuesday, and when we were done, we decided to track down a bridge Dave was telling me about on Pancake-Clarkson Road off of Rt 170.  I love old Bridges and this one did not disappoint.  He also said there was a Montour Train Bridge(another story) in the same area.  This is the best time of year to explore.  No flora or fawna to get in your way.  Everything is bare for you to see.


As we were exploring the train bridge, w
And then we found this little stone bridge.  A true little treasure of
our past.
e heard what sounded like a waterfall and decided to check it out.  I had no idea we would stumble onto this!   I found myself staring at this beautiful little bridge, feeling like we had just discovered buried treasure! 
There are treasures like this just waiting to be found in our own
back yards. 

you can see the remainder of a road, though it has not been used for many decades. I am sure it's original destination no longer exists.  I found myself marveling at the bridges construction also.  I can't see any cement holding the stones together.  It seems to be the way the stones are fitted together that keeps it standing.  Awesome!  I crawled all over this thing, taking pictures at every angle. 


 

My main question right now is whether we are in Ohio or Pennsylvania at this point.  I know we are very close to the state line, but not sure if we crossed it.  We didn't see any signs saying we crossed into PA.  But with these little side roads, it may not have been  marked.  We are currently looking for any history we can find about the area.  And we look forward to going back and visiting again!