Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Adams Falls & The Paden Twin Bridges

After taking a ride on the Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern Railroad, I found two other places in Pennsylvania to stop and look around.  In Ricketts Glen State Park, from a parking area just off State Route 118, I took a short hike to Adams Falls, which are on Kitchen Creek.

Just south and downstream of Adams Falls are these rocks.  It looks like a stream of water at one time might have eroded a channel between the two formations.

Continuing southwestward, I turned onto State Route 487 and eventually found the East and West Paden Twin Bridges, near Forks.  The West Paden bridge is next to a small parking area on a side road that connects to Route 487.  From this angle, the East Paden bridge is in the background on the right.  Both bridges are intended only for pedestrian traffic and house several picnic tables.

On the concrete support between the bridges is this historical marker.

After walking through the bridges (and hopefully not disturbing a bunch of picnickers who were there), I took this shot of the east bridge.

The west bridge spans Huntington Creek.  In order to get all of it into the picture, I had to also include a large tree.

From the west bridge, I took a shot of Huntington Creek, of which the above-mentioned Kitchen Creek turns out to be a tributary.

For more on the Paden Twin Bridges, go here, here and here.

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