Twin Covered Bridge and Flowers in Boots

In 1849 a covered bridge was built over the East Creek in Rutland. The next year the creek shifted course, forcing a second covered bridge to be built just 15 feet up the road from the first. Both served for almost 100 years until they were washed off by floods in June 1974. The first …

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Maryland Covered Bridges

I finally had a chance to visit a few of the covered bridges in the state of my birth. There’s only six remaining in Maryland and I visited half this morning.
The Gilpin’s Falls Covered Bridge is a great example of why these structures are now so rare, but also why any still exist at …

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Bridges in Three States

I took a trip through Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts to photograph all the bridges in those states I haven’t been to yet.
Rhode Island has never had many covered bridges – historical records exist for only 5. The last of these was replaced with concrete in 1920.
It was not until 1993, when the …

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Hemlock Covered Bridge

This bridge spanning the Saco River in Fryeburg, Maine (USA), was built in 1857 by one J. Perry. It was built with a Paddleford truss, but later had arches added for better support. About 25 years ago the bridge deck was further reinforced with steel beams. It’s in a beautiful, quiet spot, exactly as you’d …

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Building the Pepperell Covered Bridge

Labor Day seems like the perfect day to complete a 20 month long project. It was March of 2009 when I first learned that the Waterous Covered Bridge in Pepperell, Massachusetts was being replaced. Since then I’ve made many trips to the site to check on progress and more importantly to try to capture the …

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