Here’s a confession for you: I totally have a thing for covered bridges. I have no idea why I’m so attracted to them (maybe it’s the movie), but if there’s one in the area I have to check it out. So while in Ohio (home to well over 100 covered bridges), visiting a few of these bad boys was definitely on my list. There’s this awesome website that shows you where to find them should anyone else be interested. As crazy as this sounds, I would love to go back and photograph these in the snow…or maybe just the fall. (smile)
Covered bridges can be found throughout the U.S., but primarily seem to be back east. The bridges were covered in order to protect the wooden trusses of bridges so they would last longer and/or to provide a refuge for animals and people from the elements. Some of these bridges have been around for over a hundred years, others for less than a decade. It wasn’t until this little adventure that I realized that new covered bridges are still being built! I’ve included a few of my favorites from this visit below.
Big Darby Bridge (2006)
Bigelow Bridge (1873) (aka Axe Handle Road bridge)
Culbertson Bridge (1868)
Pottersburg Bridge (1868) (relocated in 2006)
Spain Creek Bridge (1870s) (aka my personal favorite)
Have you ever seen a covered bridge? Where’s your favorite??