An estimated 14,000 covered bridges were built in the US, mostly between the years 1825 to 1875, but less than 800 of these unique architectural treasures are still standing. This gallery's goal is to help preserve our Covered Bridge History by the use of multiple photographic images. Although not all remaining bridges are included in this gallery, the 500 authentic and/or historic covered wooden bridges featured here include their dimensions, history, locations, and local legends.
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A Barrage of Bridges
Covered Bridges.net is the work of travel photographer Millard Farmer. Surrounded by the covered bridges in the eastern states during the 1950s and 60s, these magnificent structures were an intricate part of growing up along the east coast. With local bridges and hundreds more in Pennsylvania just up the road, covered bridges were the main adventure destination for every teenager old enough to drive.
Whether out for a drive, perhaps a hot date, picnicking alongside the river, fishing, or swimming within its covered shadows, heading to the bridge was the place to go. In winter, we'd gather in heated cars by the river, staring up at the bridge, counting the days until spring would roll around once again.
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