2.04.2010

Covered Bridges


Covered Bridge 3, originally uploaded by B.B. Bellezza.

I love covered bridges. It may be because of the history of them or the romantic clickity-clack of going over them. I also think they are so pretty architecturally-speaking. And, of course, I do love all things old.

They have been here for times when things were simpler, before cars and before computers. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate all the modern amenities and I would be completely lost without my computer; but I love thinking about simpler times, too.

This photo is from a road trip we recently took to Maryland. It's the Jericho Covered Bridge and it is believed to be haunted. It is right before you get to the sweet Village of Jerusalem Mills in Hartford County Maryland, which is preserved as it was years ago with old buildings.

It's amazing to think about how many covered bridges are still standing, especially in my county of Lancaster, PA. To think that now we have bridges made of concrete and steel that are built to withstand harsh rains and floods. Sometimes these concrete and steel bridges don't even last. I am grateful to still have these historical beauties all around.

Don't forget to make a wish as you pass through one!

2 comments:

Renée T. Bouchard said...

I love covered bridges, too! Where I come from in NH, there are covered bridges with signs telling drivers to honk their horn before passing through because they are too narrow for 2 cars to get throug at the same time. So you honk your horn and if anyone is on the other side, they'll know to wait till you pass through.

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B.B. Bellezza said...

That's a good idea....I think that any bridge I have been to around here you can actually see if someone is coming or not...but I might start this practice just for fun!