Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Creamery Bridge, Brattleboro, VT.

We took a trip to Brattleboro, Vermont this weekend and passed the Creamery Bridge. It's not the best time of year to photograph this bridge, but it was the time of year I was passing through, so here are my photos, warts and all.
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This is the sunny side.
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This is the the side in the shadows.
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29 comments:

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Lovely shots Steve, but why do they call ir Creamery Bridge? Did it lead to a creamery?

Denise said...

I love old covered bridges and you have captured this one beautifully. We have a few I have visited here in Virginia. They are great on the outside, but you get a real appreciation of the workmanship when you stand inside and see how it they are built.

Steve B said...

Exactly Joan, There is another one I know across souther Vermont know as the Papar Mill bridge.

That's cool, Denise. Some you can see the old style timber framing and are put together with trunnels (wooden pegs).

A New England Life said...

I know what you mean Steve about it not being the best time of year. Just imagine what it would have looked like last Fall with all the gorgeous colors we had. Still you managed to capture a beautiful bridge to share with us.

I think it's nice so many of these old wooden bridges have withstood the test of time. One of the only ones in my area was burned down by some teenagers years ago. Because it was too expensive to rebuild the town closed the road instead. Sad.

Ginnymo said...

What a pretty covered bridge!! Great photos!!

Richard said...

Great pictures. My question is...was the walk across added to the bridge, hence the difference in the roof covering?

Mary said...

Such an iconic image. Wonderful! Your moth shots are amazing, Steve. You must be very patient and very talented, too. :)

madcobug said...

Beautiful bridge. There is one not far from us that was moved from the original place and put on a walking trail with a runoff from a lake. Helen

Roy said...

"Bridges of Madison County" great film Steve and great photography.

Kelly said...

Wow! I love old covered bridges. We just don't have them in Cincy, and yours is beautiful!

The Early Birder said...

Hi Steve. Ditto Roy's comments. We don't have anything like that over here...more please?

Steve B said...

Hi Frank, I need to go out and find more of these bridges. There are a dozens here in New England.

Richard, this a unique bridge, the only one I've seen with a walk on the side. It was built this way origionally. The bridge has been stablized and I don't know anything about the materials selection.

Will said...

Beautiful! I love old covered bridges that have been restored. Seldom see them anymore.

ewok1993 said...

Someday I would go to the East Coast to see the lovely covered bridges. I love them.

VALKYRIEN said...

Nice photos of this old bridge full of charachter!

I know of a bridge I would have loved was covered like this! It would have made some great shots - and I could stand on the bridge and take shots of the biggest river in Norway; Glomma!

But no - for the time beeing, only cars can cross it!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Nice shots. You know, I've never even seen a covered bridge like this except in a photo or on t.v. I like this one.

Arija said...

I don't mind the warts at all, I just love the covered bridges of Vermont. I haven't been across this one since the summer 1991, and since airoplanes are a no no for my heart condition, i probably wont see them in the flesh again, so thanks for the memories...

J Bar said...

I find covered bridges quite remarkable.
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Tricia said...

How cool - I love covered bridges - We don't have any around here!!!

Carletta said...

This is a terrific post!
Love the colors on that sunny side.

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Bryan said...

Warts? I see no warts!

What a change in mood from the sunny side to the shadowed side.

DrowseyMonkey said...

Spectacular photos! They all look like postcards to me. Gorgeous.

I agree with Bryan - the mood does change dramatically from one side to the other - very interesting.

Margaret's Ramblings said...

I have never seen a covered bridge except in movies. They always seem so romantic. Lovely photos.

Margaret

Tulip said...

nice covered bridge. we don't have that here in the philippines.

Martha said...

Wonderful bridge and the red color sets it off beautifully. The few we have here in California are left to weather.

Maya@Completely Coastal said...

I really hope that one day I'll make it up to Vermont!

Cindy said...

Steve, Great photo, I love covered bridges. I try to find some wherever I am going so I've photographed quite a few.

I know what you mean though, "not the best time of the year to photograph" I'm out about taking pictures this week and a little genealogy on the side, school break, and I have noticed some of the pictures aren't very exciting because the brush around looks so lifeless, but it is fun anyways.

I passed through Gloucester Sunday/Monday and enjoyed all the sights you so beautifully share. Oh, some beautiful weather and delicious clam chowder and fried clams. Won't quite make it to Maine but am in NH.

Oh, I've gone digital for the first time and am having fun trying to figure it all !

matthew houskeeper said...

I know of a couple of covered bridges in Vermont, but I am not familiar with this one.
Nice!!!

Laurieluc said...

beautiful shots of that bridge.

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