Tuesday, October 6, 2009

West Dummerston Covered Bridge

As a follow-up to an earlier post, the West Dummerston Covered Bridge consists of two flanking timber lattice trusses. The bridge is built in two spans, meeting on a central pier, of 143 feet long and 124 feet. The bridge is 22 feet wide, with an 18-foot roadway. The West Dummerston Covered Bridge is the longest covered bridge still open to traffic.

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19 comments:

Martha Z said...

Great series, love the fiserman under the bridge.

J Bar said...

That's awesome. Thanks for sharing.
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Debbie Miller said...

Beautiful bridge...ography!

madcobug said...

Beautiful shots! Just let me get out there and fish where that man is fishing. Helen

Frank said...

What a cool bridge. Makes me want to take a road trip.The guy fishing shows how big this bridge is. Fantastic!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I wonder why they thought it important to cover these bridges? Any ideas?

Roy said...

These are amazing structures Steve, I to have always wondered why these bridges are covered?
It seems a lot of unnecessary extra work for little purpose.

Chris Petrak said...

I drive pass the bridge several times a week, but I never have time to stop. I need to; some of the best spots are always in our own neighborhoods and we miss their specialness because they are so familiar

Steve B said...

HI Chris, Brattleboro, Newfane, Townsend, Gilford are great places to shoot.

Hi Roy and Joan, I keep forgetting to talk about that! It helps the bridge last longer, keeps the ice off them and let's face it, they are just cool that way.

Hey Frank, sometimes we have to cross the bridge. (Gloucesterites know what I'm talking about.)

Hi Hellen and Martha, I've been looking at photos of covered bridges with people fishing under them all my life. There must be something to it!

Thanks, Debby Miller and J Bar.

Hilke Breder said...

The covered bridge connects the road that I live on with a major highway; so I have crossed it many times. It's very dark inside; the small windows give little light. These bridges need constant upkeep. It was last extensively renovated in 1998. As I understand it, the reason bridges were covered was to keep snow off it and make it passable during snow storms. No snowplows back then.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Ah! Yes that does make sense. Thanks Steve.

Chris said...

I thought I had seen it somewhere but there you give great details about its structure. It is a wonderful bridge that I would like to cross and your shots are beautiful!

Carol said...

How wonderful to have that bridge so well preserved... a work of art. Nothing quite like going over a river through a covered bridge... Fabulous photos! Makes me want to go to Dummerston!

Cape Ann Painter said...

I think i'll go around. Hope there's another way out.

Karen said...

That is beautiful. I've never seen such a long covered bridge.

Lorac said...

I have gone through covered bridges in New Brunswick but was not able to get pictures at the time. You have some marvelous photos here. Great colour and angles for the shots. Love the fisherman under the bridge!

Eve said...

That's a great bridge Steve! And wonderful photos. And it was really nice of that man to do a little fishin that day!

VALKYRIEN said...

I can see autumn has come to your place also! Wonderful colors on the last two photos. And the fishing guy reminds me of all the fishing guys I saw a couple of weeks ago, standing in the rivers in Norway. There is a lot of them! A lot! :)

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful shots of the covered bridge. I do not think I have seen one that is so long. The design with the diamond window is cool too. Very pretty watery Wednesday photos.

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