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    Covered Bridges

     

    covered bridge over a small tributary of the River Rhine in Germany
    (Photo courtesy of Hanna Eurich)

    A covered bridge is a bridge, often single-lane, with enclosed sides and a roof. They have typically been wooden. Especially associated with the nineteenth century, covered bridges often serve as prominent local landmarks and have long attracted the attentions of historical preservationists.

    Early bridges were made of wood, especially where it was a plentiful resource. Wooden bridges tended to deteriorate rapidly from exposure to the elements, having a useful lifespan of only nine years. Covering them protected their structural members, thus extending their life to 80 years or more. Covered bridges were also constructed to be used by travelers during storms and inclement weather.

    Most wooden covered bridges employ trusses as their key structural design element. A popular design was the Burr Arch truss, but others were also used.

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    I have visited and photographed many of the historic covered bridges in North America


    Connecticut

     

    Hart Covered Bridge, Litchfield County

    More Photos of Connecticut Covered Bridges


    Georgia

     

    Poole's Mill Covered Bridge, Forsyth County

    More Photos of Georgia Covered Bridges


    Illinois

     

    Thompson Mill Covered Bridge

    More Photos of Illinois Covered Bridges


    Indiana

     

    Neet Bridge (14-61-06) in Parke County Indiana

    More Photos of Indiana Covered Bridges


    Iowa

     

    Hogback Covered Bridge in Madison County

    More Photos of Iowa Covered Bridges


    Massachusetts

     

    Upper Sheffield Covered Bridge

    More Photos of Massachusetts Covered Bridges


    Michigan

     

    Langley Covered Bridge, Kent County

    More Photos of Michigan Covered Bridges


    Minnesota

     

    Zumbrota Covered Bridge, Goodhue County

    More Photos of Zumbrota Covered Bridge


    Missouri

     

    Union Covered Bridge

    More Photos of Missouri Covered Bridges


    New Brunswick

    Canada

     

    Peter Jonah Covered Bridge

    More Photos of New Brunswick, Canada, Covered Bridges


    New York

     

    Buskirks Covered Bridge

    More Photos of New York State Covered Bridges


    North Carolina

     

    Bunker Hill Covered Bridge
    .  Built in 1894 over Lyles Creek just east of Claremont - which is on old Rt. 70 east of Hickory. 

     

     It is 85 feet long.

     

    (These photos of the North Carolina bridge are courtesy of my brother Carl Frysinger and his wife Cindi)


    Ohio

     

    Red Rock Covered Bridge in Ohio

    More Photos of Ohio Covered Bridges


    Oregon

     

    Office Covered Bridge (# 37-20-39)

    More Photos of Oregon Covered Bridges


    Pennsylvania

     

    Wehr's Covered Bridge, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

    More Photos of Pennsylvania Covered Bridges


    Vermont

     

    Taftsville, Vermont

    More Photos of Vermont Covered Bridges


    Virginia

     

    Meems Bottom Covered Bridge, Shenandoah County

    (Photo courtesy of Chuck Lee)

    More Photos of Virginia Covered Bridges


    West Virginia

     

    Barrackville Covered Bridge, Marion County

    More Photos of West Virginia Bridges


     

    Wisconsin

     

     

    covered bridge at the Town of Cedarburg

    More Photos of the Wisconsin Covered Bridge


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