Loyalsock Reflections At The Restored Hillsgrove Covered Bridge by Gene Walls

Loyalsock Reflections At The Restored Hillsgrove Covered Bridge by 

Sunshine was filtered through thick gray clouds and the breeze was a bit chilly, but the winds let up just long enough to allow this nice reflection of the Hillsgrove Bridge to appear on the Loyalsock Creek.

This photograph was taken on December 5th, 2012, with a Canon EOS 5D camera, through a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L lens at the 22mm focal length. The aperture was f/20 with a .8 sec exposure @ ISO 100. A Circular Polarizing filter was mounted on the lens. The camera was mounted on a Manfrotto tripod.

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The Hillsgrove Covered Bridge crosses Loyalsock Creek on Covered Bridge Road (off of Splash Dam Road) along PA Route 87. This site is about five miles south of Forksvill, PA, and can be seen while driving on RT-87. It is Sullivan County’s longest covered span, with a total length of 171 feet. This bridge was originally built in 1850 using the “Burr Arch” design. The Hillsgrove Covered Bridge was the very first Pennsylvania covered bridge that was ever listed on the US National Register of Historic Places. That proclamation was issued on July 2, 1973.

Inside the Hillsgrove Covered Bridge

© 2012 Gene Walls

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  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 2 years ago

    NICE! Well done Gene!!!

  • Thank you, John! They really did a great job of making this old bridge like new again.

    Best regards,


    – Gene Walls

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardover 2 years ago

    Super capture of this lovely bridge and its reflection,Gene.

  • Your kind comment is greatly appreciated, Sheryl! Thank You!

    Best wishes,


    – Gene Walls

  • Penny Rinker
    Penny Rinkerover 2 years ago

    Just beautiful Gene!!!!! Love it! If I had known you would be at the bridge I would have had a hot cup of coffee and a fresh sticky bun waiting for you at the bridveview bakery. :o) Next time shoot me a message and let me know. At the very least I’ll come over and introduce myself. I live in the farmhouse that you can see as you look thru the bridge. You must remember it? It’s up on a little knoll. Straight ahead. Anyway, nicely done.

  • Thanks a bunch, Penny! It was a spur of the moment decision to visit the bridge that day. I had a meeting with a client on RT-87, so I decided to go the extra few miles to see the restored bridge before heading back to town. They did a fantastic job on the bridge, it looks amazing. I do want to catch it on a clear day, though, so next time I’ll send a Bubble Mail before heading up that way. I got the job I was bidding on (near Barbours), so I will be up that way again, but this time I’ll have a little more time to plan ahead.

    Your place is beautiful. It was fairly obvious that it must have been your home …it was the only house I saw that had a perfect view of the bridge. Meanwhile, I’m still trying to photograph every covered bridge in central PA. I have several of them left on my “must get” list, including two more in your area.

    Kindest regards,


    – Gene Walls

  • CanyonWind
  • This very kind honor is deeply appreciated, Pop’s! Thank you so much!

    Most gratefully,


    – Gene Walls

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