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“JULIE MARRY ME!”

“JULIE MARRY ME!”… That’s what’s etched on the 2nd straight post on the right; the post just past the one advertising “DL + SJ”.. It’s there.. trust me… The bridge is kinda out there in the back-backcountry but it appears to get frequent visits from high school age kids or those that just graduated…like Julie (I hope).

As for the Bridge: Named The Humbert Bridge. It was constructed in 1891 and appears to have been red ever since.It is a 126′ 6″ Burr Arch truss (whatever that means) covered bridge that crosses Laurel Hill Creek in the Turkey foot township.. Seriously.. Turkey foot? with that name the high school residences probably brought a few beers on their visits so as to take the edge off of living in…. Turkey foot USA… But back to the Bridge..In the 1980s it was reinforced with metal support rods (you can see them and their anchors in the exposure)… so the bridge, through the years, has been well cared for..There are no other interesting historic notes about Humbert Bridge, other than the bridge itself and being one of only 10 in the county.
However!!! I found out through internet research that in 2006 someone tried to blow it up.. WTF! Why? because it’s there… or maybe the fuse was lit by the frustrated and rejected, that is if he was rejected, courtin’ tagger who was smitten by Julie. I would HOPE not.. I HOPE Julie accepted his proposal.. either way I HOPE that was the last of destructive tries on this bridge. And if one thinks of doing such destruction I HOPE they read the tags etched in Humbert’s wooden supports and they come to realize that maybe ,some day, Julie’s children will walk the Humbert Bridge and come by the etched recording where their life, their family and their future had begun… “JULIE MARRY ME!”

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Posted by Lenhart Post on August 31, 2013

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