MILFORD - The Columns Museum will have the author of the new book "God's Bridge" on hand for a reading and signing on Sunday, October 15 at 2 p.m.
Jack Perkins tells the story of Dingmans Bridge. For more than a century the Dingmans Bridge has spanned the Delaware River between Pennsylvania and New Jersey welcoming millions of crossings, perhaps the only privately owned interstate toll bridge left in the nation. The story follows the lives of three visionary brothers (including the author's grandfather) who conceived and erected the bridge in 1900, knowing that three previous bridges over these same waters had been built over years and failed, collapsed.
This one, they swore, would survive. And it would, despite the fact that nature at one point assaulted it with what at the time was the most ferocious hurricane in America's history.
Indeed, the area was drastically changed when the United States government purchased and demolished most of the town and surrounding homes during an ill- conceived plan to dam the Delaware River. Yet, through all, the bridge survived.
Jack Perkins is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and author. He will be on hand to tell the many stories of the lives touched by this bridge.
The event is free to the public and books will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served. Call The Pike County Historical Society for more information at 570-296-8126.