Our Society will be doing something special to commemorate our 60 years anniversary in 2019 by having a series of one day safaris in addition to our annual safari. Details about the one day safaris will be included in the Pennsylvania Crossings Fall newsletter and will be posted to this page when finalized.
The annual safari will be held in Columbia County on May 31, June 1-2 (three-day safari). The preliminary plan is to visit 30 bridges in Columbia, Northumberland, Dauphin and Montour counties. Safari headquarters will be Budget Host Patriot Inn, 6305 Columbia Boulevard, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 (Please note the Budget Host Patriot Inn may soon be changed to a Motel 6.)
The Budget Host Patriot Inn is located on US Route 11 halfway between Bloomsburg and Berwick, PA. Phone: 570-387-1776 (ask for Susan). Rates: $67.50 plus taxes for total of $73.58 for two people each night. Make reservations for Thursday night-May 30, Friday night- May 31, and Saturday night June 1, 2019. Tell Susan you are with the TBCBSP to get the group rate. Cut-off date to make reservations in April 19, 2019. You do not have to be a member of our Society to join us on our safaris.
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 at Roberts Bridge in Preble County, Ohio, June 9th courtesy Thomas E. Walczak
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 at Dr. Knisley Bridge in Bedford Sounty, Pennsylvania, June 3rd courtesy Thomas E. Walczak
2017 Safari photo at King's Bridge in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, June 4th courtesy Thomas E. Walczak