Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Covered Bridges

There's something intriguing about covered bridges.

During a recent mini-trip to Bennington, Vermont, hubs and I, just for fun, arranged to drive over three of them.

They are very picturesque.

They were all painted dark red and named Silk Road Bridge, Paper Mill Bridge and plain ol' Henry Bridge (shown at top of post).

Apparently, bridges were originally covered to protect them from bad weather, of which New England has plenty during the harsh winters.

The bridges we drove over were very narrow, allowing one car at a time to pass through.

Does anyone know why bridges are now built but no longer covered?  After all, we still get the bad weather in the winter!



Red Rose Alley said...

Yes, I love covered bridges. There is a couple of them when we travel to the mountain areas that I really like. Not sure if you do this in your state, but here, we are supposed to HONK when driving through a covered bridge. And we always DO. : )


Chatty Crone said...

I love covered bridges too - remember the movie The Bridges Over Madison County? I have gone through some. How do they protect you from the weather - do the keep ice from forming?

diane stetson said...

Yes I've driven across covered bridges before. They are so unique. These pictures remind me of the movie "The Bridges of Madison County" with Meryl Streep.

ofelia's timeless treasures said...

I love covered bridges, the one my hubby and I have visited en Vermont was Middle Bridge and the las one we visited was Roseman Bridge in Iowa from the movie Briges of Madison Country . great place ti visit .

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