BH Photo #351174
"Student Bridge (“Kissing Bridge”): In the mid-1880s, a bridge was constructed on “old campus” to span a set of Pennsylvania Railroad tracks and connect campus to the popular recreation spot of Sagers Lake. The bridge was said to bring good luck to couples who could kiss for the entire time that a train was passing under the bridge. All could tell that a couple had done this because their entire faces would be covered in soot except for their lips. In the 1960s, as the campus was shifting east, the bridge fell into disrepair and was torn down. A piece of the bridge was saved by a local business owner and relocated to his property. In 2005, the Student Alumni Association brought this piece of the bridge back to campus and the student chapter of the American Society for Civil Engineers constructed its new home in a grove of trees near the University’s Route 30 entrance.At its original site behind Wesemann Hall, a small post from the bridge still exists."