"We build too many walls and not enough bridges." -- Isaac Newton
When the 80-foot span Casselman Bridge was constructed, it was the longest single-span stone arch bridge in the United States, and served as an important link on the National Road. A small portion of the original National Road still exists at the approaches to the bridge.
Spruce Forest serves a unique purpose in the Allegheny region. Here in the heart of what was known as Little Crossings in the time of General Braddock, artists have developed designs, genres, and even media specific to this area. Spruce Forest is a venue where artists showcase and sell their work.
I appreciated seeing the log buildings adjacent to the bridge -- this is perhaps what local buildings may have looked like in the early 1800s, or so I imagined.
Plus, who doesn't want to do a little shopping?
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