SAFARI INFORMATION                    

Our Safari to southeastern Ohio will take place on August 28-30.  

                                     This will be a three-day safari on August 28-30, 2021 (Sat., Sun.,& Mon.)                                       We will be visiting all of the bridges in Washington, Noble and Monroe counties and three bridges in Morgan County.

                     Headquarters for the Safari will be: Baymont by Wyndham Marietta, 701 Pike Street, Marietta, Ohio 45750.                                                               Baymont Motel is located just east of exit 1 off I-77.  Phone number is 740-374-9660                                                          Rates: $60.00 plus tax & fees (approx. $8) for two people each night.  $10 per person extra for over two in a room.                    Rooms with 2 Queens or 1 King bed are available. (Motel has two floors but an elevator is available.)

               Make reservations for Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights, August 27, 28, 29.  Call the motel directly to make reservations.                  Tell the receptionist you are with the "Covered Bridge Tour" & mention the $60 group rate.

                         You do not need to be a member of the Theodore Burr Covered Bridge Society of PA to attend the safari                                                     but you need to register with the Society if you plan to attend.  Registration cost is $10 per person.                                Attendees receive snacks, bottled water, a commemorative patch & a group photo.

If you have questons about the safari or would like more information, contact Jim Smedley at


Our Society also conducts one-day safaris. Below is a list of recently held and scheduled one-day safaris.

June 19, 2021 Northeast Lancaster County 

October 17, 2020 Southeast Lancaster County

March 16, 2019 Thomas Mill Bridge in Philadelphia County

April 6, 2019 Berks County bridges-Tour starts at Wertz Bridge parking lot at 9 A.M.

May 31, June 1-2, 2019 ANNUAL Safari.  Columbia County and surrounding counties.

July 20, 2019 (Saturday) Union County-Meet at 9 a.m. at Country Cupboard, 101 Hafer Road, Lewisburg, PA 17837

August 17, 2019 (Saturday) Lehigh and Northampton counties-Meet at Bogert's Bridge at 9:00 a.m.

September 22, 2019 (Sunday) Adams County & Bowmansdale Bridge in York County-Meet at Jack's Mountain Bridge 9:00.

October 19, 2019 (Saturday) Perry County (about 7-8 bridges)-Meet at Mutzabaugh's, 3 Friendly Drive, Duncannon, PA 17020 at 8:30 a.m.


Our 2019 Safari was held on May 31-June 2 in Columbia and surrounding counties in Pennsylvania.  We visited 28 authentic bridges in Columbia, Northumberland, Montour and Dauphin counties. Bob & Judy Kuether led our safari.

2019 Safari photo below at Stillwater Bridge in Columbia County, PA on June 1st courtesy Thomas E. Walczak

   Stillwater Bridge


Our 2018 Safari was held on June 9-10 in Preble and Greene counties of western Ohio.  We visited all 14 authentic covered bridges in these two counties in additon to Black/Pugh's Mill Bridge in Butler County, Germantown Bridge in Montgomery County and Clifton Mill and bridge in Greene county.  Tom Walczak led our Safari.  

  2018 Safari photo below at Roberts Bridge in Preble County, Ohio, June 9th courtesy Thomas E. Walczak       

   Roberts Bridge


Our 2017 Safari was held June 3-5 in Bedford and Somerset counties, Pennsylvania.  We visited 21 authentic covered bridges and 2 non-authentic bridges and also visited the Flight 93 site near Shanksville, PA.  Ray Finkelstein and his wife Linda led our group during our three-day, very successful safari.  Fifty members and guests attended the safari, most of them for all three days.

2017 Safari photo below at Dr. Knisley Bridge in Bedford Sounty, Pennsylvania, June 3rd courtesy Thomas E. Walczak

   Dr. Knisley BridgeKing's Bridge

2017 Safari photo above at King's Bridge in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, June 4th courtesy Thomas E. Walczak

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