Enjoy a 7-mile back-road drive through the rustic and pretty farmland of central Lehigh County. You'll visit five covered bridges along the Jordan Creek. Get a clue at each bridge to determine the coordinates of a 30mm ammo box hidden along the creek near the last covered bridge - the Manassas Guth. The county has posted Bridge Tour signs along the road. However, the signs seem to disappear at key turns. Follow the waypoints I list below. Note that I didn't include a 6th Lehigh bridge, the Bogert, the last in the county. Someone else has already used it as a cache location GCHOTT.
If you enjoy tours like this one, check out my other covered bridge caches.
Wehr Covered Bridge
| Dogs Allowed
Available year-round Wading if you'd like Restrooms available in Wehrsmill Dam Park between Wehr and Manassas bridges
Scenic View - dip your toes in the creek
Start your tour at Schlicher.
A. Schlicher Covered Bridge N40 39.710 W75 37.620 At 108 feet, it is the shortest of Lehigh's covered bridges and the newest being built in 1882.
Schlicher quiz- What's the bridge's speed limit?
1. 10 mph
2. 15 mph
3. 20 mph
ENTER A answer (1, 2 or 3) = ________
B. Geiger Covered Bridge N40 38.780 W75 37.410 impressive for its stepped portal, it recalls bridges in Berks and Chester counties.
Geiger quiz- What is the bridge's weight limitation?
1. 3 Tons
2. 4 Tons
3. 5 Tons
ENTER B answer (1, 2 or 3) = ________
C. Rex Covered Bridge N40 38.101 W75 36.737 Built in 1858, this 136' bridge is Burr Arch Truss design. I thought you'd want to know!
Rex Bridge quiz- What's one of the numbers on the small yellow plaque on the power pole located on the east side of the bridge by the little parking area?
ENTER C answer (1, 2 or 3) = ________
D. Wehr Covered Bridge N40 37.736 W75 34.176 is now located in a large county park. There's a dam nearby where you can fish. Check out the pictures.
Wehr quiz- What's one of the numbers on the small metal plaque on the power pole located next to the bridge on the north side by the little parking area?
ENTER D answer (1, 2 or 3) = ________
E. Manassas Guth Covered Bridge N40 37.779 W75 33.207 the fifth bridge at the other end of the county park.
Manassas Guth Hall quiz- What's one of the numbers on a small yellow plaque on a power pole located about 30 feet south of the west entrance to the bridge between the NE corner of the parking lot and the stream?
ENTER E answer (1, 2 or 3) = ________
Cache Container Coordinates:
Enter the number for each of your five answers and add them up:
A______ + B _______ + C _______ + D_______ + E_______
= Total ________
The coordinates for the cache are determined by your total (not all possible totals are listed. Only one right one and four wrong ones.)
If your total is 8, the cache coordinates are: N40 37.721 W75 33.685
If your total is 9, the cache coordinates are: N40 37.704 W75 33.626
If your total is 10, the cache coordinates are: N40 37.677 W75 33.565
If your total is 11, the cache coordinates are: N40 37.668 W75 33.504
If your total is 12, the cache coordinates are: N40 37.747 W75 33.239
The pictures are NOT spoilers.
Encrypted hint beneath poem.
Though weather-worn, it sits there
In dignity and charm,
The ancient bridge of childhood
That led to Grandpa's farm.
It used to like the rainstorms
And never minded dust,
Somehow though that's different
From aching boards--and rust.
Do you think it remembers
Young lovers' Sunday walk?
The joy of moonlight hayrides--
The laughter and the talk?
Does it recall the wagons
With pumpkin piled sky-high
On the way to market
For sweet November's pie?
Though weather-worn, it sits there,
As if awaiting sound
Of young, impatient hoof-beats
Upon the frozen ground.
June Bacher, 1922 South Juniper, Escondido, CA 92025