Monday, July 11, 2011
My second day on my Scion Road Trip, after running out of gas, Lisa and family took me on a tour of their area. As you may know, I called up several friends and blogger friends along a certain route I was taking to my New Hampshire destination and asked if I could spend a day and night with each family. Lisa, who I have never met in person but has been my blogging friend for a few years now, agreed without batting an eye! We are now official real life friends! Whew! I was nervous there for awhile :0) Lisa planned a great photography tour of the area for the both of us.
High up on the agenda was to visit six local covered bridges. Two of them were still in use as a roadway and the others were used as a picture taking and picnicking area.
The giant curved timbers that were used to support this bridge are truly amazing.
I'm always amazed when I see the cost to build a hundred plus years ago. I can't even imagine how much $1100 would be in 1849. Was this price astronomical to them? Was this figure more than they ever hoped to earn in a lifetime? Many people today could put an amount like this on their credit card.
The still beauty of these bridges with the water and life below. Truly fascinating.
This bridge is called a twin covered bridge. One section goes over water and the other section (I'm guessing) was built over the land that probably was more marshy or prone to flooding. I think it would be a lot of fun to have a little party or family event here. I can certainly see how the bridges would make a great backdrop for weddings or photography portrait sessions.
...that is, if you don't mind a bit of nature.
If you ever get the chance to visit a covered bridge, Go!
Take your camera.
Take your kids.
Take a picnic.
I highly recommend it.
Have a great day!