Mechanicsville Covered Bridge

USA - Ohio - Mechanicsville Covered Bridge

Mechanicsville Covered Bridge
The Mechanicsville Covered Bridge is an impressive sight, resting on cut stone abutments 40 feet above the Grand River.  It is 156 long and has a Howe truss arch made of fifteen layers of two-inch by eight-inch lumber.  It is encased by large beams forming a “X”.  The dark gray weathered wood aiding features three small windows on each side.  Located in Ashtabula Count, Ohio   35-04-18

35-04-18

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Hills Bridge

USA - Ohio - Hills Bridge

Hills Bridge, Ohio

Constructed in 1878, the Hills Bridge is one of many covered wooden bridges still in existence in Ohio.
This bridge spans the Little Muskingum River in Washington County.

Bridge Number 35-84-24

Roseman Bridge

USA - Iowa - Roseman Bridge

Roseman Bridge
Bridges of Madison County, Iowa

‘Made famous by the movie and book ‘Bridges of Madison County,”
the Roseman Bridge can be found near Winterset, Iowa

(Note – Winterset, Iowa is also the birthplace and hometown of
Marion Mitchell Morrison or John Wayne)

15-61-07

Indiana – The Hoosier State

USA - Indiana - Hoosier State

Indiana – The Hoosier State

The Hoosier State is one of great scenic beauty, intense industry, outstanding participant and spectator sports and a concerned, aware government at all levels.

Covered bridge — The State Capitol, Indianapolis
Indianapolis Auto Race — Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

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Covered Bridges of Pennsylvania

 

Covered Bridges of Pennsylvania

Shade Gap, Knox, Academia, Martin’s Mill

Schenk’s Mill, Packsaddle Doc Miller, Bailey, Turner’s

“Covered Bridges of Pennsylvania.  Pennsylvania was the birthplace of the covered bridge in the US and had the prototypes of most of the significant truss designs.  Pennsylvania still has more covered bridges, over 200, than any other state in the country.”

Narrows Covered Bridge

Narrows Covered Bridge

Indiana

Rafts, tubes and canoes on Sugar Creek at the Narrows Covered Bridge

Covered Bridge 14-61-36 – see more here

The Narrows Covered Bridge crosses Sugar Creek at the eastern edge of Turkey Run State Park and is a single span Burr Arch Truss covered bridge structure that was built by Joseph A. Britton in 1882. The bridge is 141 feet long, 16.5 feet wide, and 12.5 feet high.

Amish Country

Amish Country

West Cornwall Covered Bridge

West Cornwall Covered Bridge

07-03-02

 The West Cornwall Covered Bridge (also known as Hart Bridge) is a wooden lattice truss bridge built over the Housatonic River in the town of Cornwall, Connecticut. It is estimated to have been built around 1864.  The covered bridge is 172 feet (52 m) long, 15 feet (4.6 m) wide and supports one lane of vehicle traffic for the Sharon-Goshen Turnpike (Connecticut Route 128).  The bridge is built of red spruce timbers secured with treenails (wooden pegs). In 1973 the roadway was reinforced with the addition of a concealed steel deck.

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Martin’s Mill Covered Bridge

Martin’s Mill Covered Bridge

World Guide #38-28-01

Built in 1849, Martin’s Mill Covered Bridge is constructed of the “Town Latice Truss” system.  The bridge is located southwest of Greencastle over Conococheague Creek. Pennsylvania has the most covered bridges in the United States.

Livingston Manor Covered Bridge

Livingston Manor Covered Bridge

Livingston Manor, New York

Built by John Davidson in 1860, this bridge was originally called Mott’s Flat Bridge and then later referred to at the Vantran Flat Bridge.  This beautiful and authentically restored structure is the oldest of four remaining town lattice truss bridges in Sullivan County.

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Bridge number 32-53-03

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