Beautiful Bridges

My mother is fascinated by covered bridges, beautiful monuments of past innovations. At first I didn’t see the great appeal, but over time I’ve come to appreciate their charm. I would love to have these reminders of the past and present comforts of country life enveloping my home life.

The Taftsville Bridge is a timber-framed covered bridge spanning the Ottauquechee River in the Taftsville village of Woodstock. Built in 1836 and exhibiting no influence from patented bridge designs, it is among the oldest remaining covered bridges both in Vermont and in the United States. The Taftsville Bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The sun illuminates the bright Autumn foliage surrounding this one-lane bridge still in use. The Chamberlin Mill Covered Bridge, also called Chamberlin Covered Bridge or Whitcomb Covered Bridge, is a covered bridge that crosses the South Wheelock Branch of the Passumpsic River in Lyndon, Vermont.

A redbud tree, a bridge and a wisteria in bloom are mirrored in the lake at Jacob L. Loose Park, in Kansas City, Missouri.

An egret perches on a lovely red bridge in a low country swamp in the Old South.

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