bluej58 wrote: I hope your wife has a fast recovery KraZy, do they let you go up in that High Point Monument ? I'll bet it's a great view, thanks for the pics.
Thanks, JD. I'm sure the wife will be back to her pain in the ass self in short order. No problem there!
The tower was closed for quite sometime for repairs, but I believe it was recently reopened. You can actually park right close to the monument and walk the perimeter. The view is truly spectacular from there. You can see where NJ, NY and PA come together. I love the Fall the best. Miles and miles of nothing but a sea of yellow, orange and red trees. For as far as the eye can see! I'm already on my way down the backside of the park in those photos, headed towards Port Jervis.
It's a very historic area. The Delaware River runs through it. There's a great river run ride that ends up at a place called the Crow's Nest. Beer and good food, where all the bikers meet! Of course the miles and miles of twisty river road are the main attraction. I've run about 25 miles of it and it never gets boring. Especially, the section below. All the Hayabusa's, Ninja's and other twisters meet there to challenge the river road.
Took a ride over to the Kankakee river yesterday , along the way we stop to take some pictures of the bridge I want to nominate as the "longest and ugliest covered bridge" that I know of.
It is tin wrapped and is about 3/10ths of a mile long and crosses the cooling lake at the Dresden nuke power plant in Morris IL, I'm guessing that the fog or steam off the lake can be problematic at times.
Also here is a suspension bridge at Kankakee state park
found this one back on the Hennipin canal , I have never seen a sliding bridge before.
This one is called the Five mile bridge on Old Stage Coach road between Seneca and Morris, A beautiful freshly resurfaced road that winds along the Illinois river
It won an award for Excellence in design back in 98
Thanks for posting those pictures Jack. I have ridden in the area for several years and did not know some of those bridges existed. I will go out this Sunday to check them out in person. Some time you , Your Mrs. and my wife will have to ride.
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Sounds like a good plan Forrest, below and west of Princeton has some great roads to explore and the Hennepin canal has some neat bridges, we have visited only about half so far and everyone has been different in some way.
Cindy is really coming along on her riding ability and we are keeping pace on the roads now, if someone wants to pass us it's because they are willing to break the law.
It would be great to go riding with You and Laura sometime, we'll pack a lunch and do some exploring if you like
Thanks for reviving this thread! Here are a few other bridge pics I took. Ed
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Monocacy Aquaduct - this bridge is actually a raised portion of the C&O canal system. It runs parallel to the Potomac and spans the Monocacy. Water flowed on top of it to carry barges, etc. back before railroads. Ed
...Here's another oddball bridge I hit yesterday for the 2nd time. Located in Flatbrookeville, New Jersey, according to Mapquest. It's in the area of Walpack and Flatbrooke. This bridge is in the middle of absolutely nowhere! Great roads for a nice ride through the forest. Just be prepared! I swear I hear banjos playing in the background every time I stop! The cement bridge seems so out of place. Like it's a highway. But, it's not. It's just some backwards ass road in the middle of nowhere. Just barely a 2 lane road. The old steel and wood bridge in the background has to be 75 years old if it's a day. Too much trouble to dismantle and drag out of the woods, I guess. Crazy! Old Mine Road is the name of the road, but it changes back and forth to Walpack-Flatbrooke Road. Just don't break down on this road. There's noting for miles around. The Bears will probably eat you before you get any help. If you don't get butt raped first!