A Blog Along The Lincoln Highway

All of this is about a public TV project about one of America’s great roads, and we’re hoping you might enjoy reading about some of our behind-the-scenes work. I’m Rick Sebak, and I write most of the tales. Bob Lubomski is our cameraman. And Glenn Syska has been traveling with us recently. He made the video blog entries in 2008. Back in 2007, Jarrett Buba did all that. A RIDE ALONG THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY first aired on PBS on October 29, 2008 at 8 PM. Check with your local PBS station to find out about repeat broadcasts. Or go for the DVD at www.shopwqed.org.

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Philadelphia Wilderness

August 16th, 2008 ·

So, I’m not really sure what to do about Philadelphia, if anything, and when I’m talking to Brian he tells me about this old abandoned section of Old Lincoln Highway in Northern Philadelphia. It’s behind the Lincoln Motel, and it includes an ancient stone bridge that we decide to go and see.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ftp // Aug 26, 2008 at 9:55 am

    you are lucky you didn’t get mugged or worse over there

  • 2 Rick // Aug 26, 2008 at 1:19 pm


    Thanks for the warning. A cop arrived and questioned us soon after we arrived, then we never saw another person. Perhaps we were lucky. Let all others who go in search of the double arch bridge be cautious.

  • 3 Denny Gibson // Sep 17, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    I was by the bridge twice last week and, although I never felt in danger of being mugged, I didn’t feel comfortable enough to stroll across the overgrown bridge by myself. That means I missed the nice view of the bridge you get toward the end of the clip. I saw no police but did see a guy walk purposely off down the path and into that “Philadelphia Wilderness”.

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