SAFARI INFORMATION                                              

                               Our 2024 Safari will be to Washington and Greene counties in Western Pennsylvania.                             This will be a two-day safari on September 14-15, 2024

                                          Headquarters for the safari: The Quality Inn, 100 Comfort Lane, Waynesburg, PA 15370.                                                                                                Discounted rates: (includes taxes) $77.70 each night ($155.40 for two nights).                                                         All rooms are two double beds.  You must call the motel directly to get the discounted rate.

                                                 Book your room for Friday night, and Saturday night, September 13 and 14, 2024.                                                                                                             Phone: 724-627-3700.  Ask for Jennifer (Mon. thru Fri., 7 3 p.m.).                                                                                                                Tell her you are with the Covered Bridge Group to receive the discounted rate.                                                      A full refund given for cancellation up to one week before the first night. 

                                                                     The motel is holding a block of 25 rooms for our Society.                                                                                                                                             Details about the bridges we will visit will be provided later.                                                                         A T-shirt order form will be included in the June PA Crossings Newsletter.

                                                                             Your Safari Leaders are Bob and Judy Kuether.                                                                                Contact info: 717-939-8228 or email Bob and Judy at


                                    Our 2023 Safari to Northern Vermont was held on September 23-25.  We visited 30 bridges.                                                                                                      The Safari was a joint effort by the TBCBSP and the NSPCB.                                                                                                                                             77 people from 10 states attended the three-day safari.                                                                                          Our Safari was lead by Jim & Gloria Smedley and Bill & Jenn Caswell.                        

                                                      Top photo shown below is of Group A at Morgan Bridge taken by Jim Smedley.                                                                                                                  Middle photo is of Group B at Morgan Bridge taken by Bob Watts.                                                                           Bottom photo shows both Groups A & B after lunch at Saint Isidore Parish Hall taken by Bob Watts.         


Morgan Bridge Group AMorgan Bridge Group BSaint Isidore Parish Hall Both Groups


 Our 2022 Safari to Bucks County, PA was held on August 20-21.  We visited all 12 covered bridges in Bucks County & Green Sergeants Bridge in NJ.  We also visited Ralph Stover State Park Pony Truss Bridge and the Tohickon Creek Aqueduct Bridge.  

Our Safari was led by Tim and Connie McLaughlin.

Photo directly below was taken at Cabin Run Bridge.  Bottom photo was taken at Schofield Ford Bridge.  

Both photos taken by Jim Smedley.


Cabin Run BridgeSchofield Ford Bridge


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

See Special Events Page for Group Photos

May 20, 2023, Juniata, Dauphin and northern Perry counties

May 21, 2022 Northwest Lancaster County

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

July 20, 2019 Union County

August 17, 2019 Lehigh and Northampton counties

September 22, 2019 Adams County & Bowmansdale Bridge in York County

October 19, 2019 Perry County 



 Our 2021 Safari was held on August 28-30 in southeast Ohio.  We visited 18 bridges in 4 counties.

Jim and Gloria Smedley led our safari.

Photo directly below was taken at Manchester Bridge in Noble County.  Bottom photo was taken at Barkhurst Mill Bridge in Morgan County.  Both photos taken by Jim Smedley.


Manchester BridgeBarkhurst Mill Bridge


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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