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So I’ve lived in Chalfont for over 20 years and until I got back into photography, I had never really explored the in’s and out’s of my town.
Way back in 1885, Funk’s Park, also known as Forrest Park, opened in Chalfont. It grew and expanded into the 1940′s and 50′s and at one time, lay claim to the world’s largest swimming pool. In 1962, it closed. About a year ago, I tried to find the park and only found a few remnants. The other week, I found the mother lode.
I’ve see a few website on the park, but none have any photos of this amazing old stone bridge. I can imagine that decades ago, this was brightly lighted and people strolled over the bridge on their way around the park. Sad that it’s declined to this state; I don’t imagine it will survive much longer and I’m not aware of an plans to restore it. Very sad.
Submitted for Sunday Bridges and Shadow Shot Sunday. This is the upstream side. There’s a small waterfall to the left that you’ll soon see.
A shot of the approach.