Traverse Tompkins: Explore historic local bridges and support The History Center

FLRC is working with The History Center of Tompkins County on their 2023 Traverse Tompkins fundraiser, which encourages runners, hikers, and bikers to explore some aspect of our area’s history. This year’s focus is bridges—you know, for traversing our gorges and smaller streams—and Traverse Tompkins takes you to numerous bridges around the county.

To help, we are organizing a group run on Sunday, September 24 that will take in some of these bridges—bonus points for anyone who researches the bridges’ history beforehand. We will post more details about that run and its courses next week in the Group Runs & Workouts category. Pencil the date in on your calendar, and we hope you will join us and support The History Center.

Also, for those looking for some munchies after a run on Saturday, September 23, The History Center is having a kickoff breakfast starting at 8 AM at the museum.


Not many people know about the Halseyville covered bridge that went across Taughannock Creek, built in 1833. Last year I collected several photographs online and scanned from the Ulysses Historical Society and posted them to a web page for the adjacent Halsey House.