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Post by Original Quill on Sat May 23, 2020 6:28 pm

A covered bridge is a timber-truss bridge with a roof, decking, and siding, which in most covered bridges create an almost complete enclosure. The purpose of the covering is to protect the wooden structural members from the weather. Uncovered wooden bridges typically have a lifespan of only 20 years because of the effects of rain and sun, but a covered bridge could last 100 years.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Covered_bridge

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Depicted is the Cogan House Covered Bridge, in Pennsylvania.

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Post by Original Quill on Sat May 23, 2020 6:33 pm

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This is the covered bridge in West Montrose, Ontario, Canada.

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Post by Original Quill on Sat May 23, 2020 6:36 pm

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Drawing of the covered bridge over the Schuylkill River, in Philadelphia.  This was the first covered bridge in America. Built to replace a pontoon bridge at High Street (now Market) this new bridge was covered to protect it from the elements. Designed by Timothy Palmer; woodwork and ornamentation by Owen Biddle. Widened in 1850 to accommodate a railroad connection with the Columbia and Pennsylvania Railroads; destroyed by fire in 1875.

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Post by Original Quill on Sat May 23, 2020 6:55 pm

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The Cedar Covered Bridge, Madison County, Iowa.  Featured in the novel/film The Bridges of Madison County, this bridge was destroyed by arson on September 3, 2002.  A replacement bridge was built to the same plans and specifications as the original and using authentic materials and techniques. It reopened during October, 2004. On April 15, 2017, the new bridge was again destroyed by fire

It was taken off the National Register of Historic Places on October 18, 2002.

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Post by eddie on Sat May 23, 2020 11:56 pm

They’re actually pretty cool. A bridge-tunnel!

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Post by Cass on Sun May 24, 2020 1:14 am

Growing up in New England I was privileged to see quite a few.

There’s something pleasing and soothing about wooden bridges as opposed to tunnels which freak me out.

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Post by Original Quill on Sun May 24, 2020 4:18 am

Any in Old England?

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Post by Cass on Sun May 24, 2020 5:21 pm

Original Quill wrote:Any in Old England?

Not that I’m aware of.

We’ve been on this one between Germany and Switzerland. Pedestrian only.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holzbrücke_Bad_Säckingen

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Post by Original Quill on Sun May 24, 2020 7:43 pm

Bridges freak me out...especially those that have grates for road beds. The bridge at Marble Canyon, over the Colorado River, used to be like that.

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Post by Cass on Sun May 24, 2020 7:59 pm

Original Quill wrote:Bridges freak me out...especially those that have grates for road beds.  The bridge at Marble Canyon, over the Colorado River, used to be like that.

High bridges  and ones I can see through freak me out for different reasons. Covered bridges are nice somehow. As well as flyovers. There’s one in Houston that makes me heave. Very inconvenient when I’m driving. And the 89A from Sedona to Flagstaff? HELL NO. Even with my eyes clothes I get nauseous.

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Post by Original Quill on Sun May 24, 2020 8:03 pm

Cass wrote:Growing up in New England I was privileged to see quite a few.

There’s something pleasing and soothing about wooden bridges as opposed to tunnels which freak me out.

Wuz born in Cambridge, MA, and spent early life in New Hampshire.  All kinds of neat features there.  

Massachusetts:

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New Hampshire has like 58 of them:

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Maine:

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Such beautiful country. But...so is Arixona.

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Post by Original Quill on Sun May 24, 2020 8:20 pm

Cass wrote:
Original Quill wrote:Bridges freak me out...especially those that have grates for road beds.  The bridge at Marble Canyon, over the Colorado River, used to be like that.

High bridges  and ones I can see through freak me out for different reasons. Covered bridges are nice somehow. As well as flyovers. There’s one in Houston that makes me heave. Very inconvenient when I’m driving. And the 89A from Sedona to Flagstaff? HELL NO. Even with my eyes clothes I get nauseous.

Ohhh...but that's Oak Creek Canyon.  A bit off-topic, but Arizona has four absolutely magnificent canyons.  Of course, the Grand Canyon.  The Salt River Canyon.  Canyon de Chelly, and Oak Creek Canyon.

Oak Creek Canyon is filled with greenery and is beautiful.  Route 89A climbs up the Mogollon Rim, and goes from beautiful red rock country (Sedona) to the southern reaches of the Colorado Plateau (Flagstaff).  The scenery is so beautiful that it is used to shoot a lot of national TV ads.

OK...back to topic. I know just the bridge you are talking about, on 89A. Scary. Twisted Evil

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Post by Original Quill on Mon May 25, 2020 4:18 pm

Vermont, and in Fall, with the leaves turning, and all the colors...

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Post by Original Quill on Mon May 25, 2020 4:23 pm

Entrance to Zehnder's Covered Bridge or Zehnder's Holz Brucke, Frankenmuth, Michigan:

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Post by Original Quill on Mon May 25, 2020 4:29 pm

The Bridgeport Covered Bridge, a 223-foot-long landmark of North San Juan in Nevada County, California, that carries travelers (built as part of a toll road, it was closed to automobile traffic in 2010) across the south fork of the Yuba River, a waterway that originates at Donner Pass and eventually joins the Sacramento River.

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Post by Cass on Mon May 25, 2020 8:19 pm

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High bridges  and ones I can see through freak me out for different reasons. Covered bridges are nice somehow. As well as flyovers. There’s one in Houston that makes me heave. Very inconvenient when I’m driving. And the 89A from Sedona to Flagstaff? HELL NO. Even with my eyes clothes I get nauseous.

Ohhh...but that's Oak Creek Canyon.  A bit off-topic, but Arizona has four absolutely magnificent canyons.  Of course, the Grand Canyon.  The Salt River Canyon.  Canyon de Chelly, and Oak Creek Canyon.

Oak Creek Canyon is filled with greenery and is beautiful.  Route 89A climbs up the Mogollon Rim, and goes from beautiful red rock country (Sedona) to the southern reaches of the Colorado Plateau (Flagstaff).  The scenery is so beautiful that it is used to shoot a lot of national TV ads.

OK...back to topic.  I know just the bridge you are talking about, on 89A.  Scary. Twisted Evil

The whole of that road makes me nauseous, going up or down. It’s certainly beautiful, from what I’ve seen through my very briefly opened eyes.

Now that poor Harley is no longer with us, we might go up and rent a cabin for a staycation next month (practically all didn’t allow dogs) if Mr. C’s work lifts the 60 mile limit.

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Post by Original Quill on Mon May 25, 2020 8:52 pm

Cass wrote:
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Ohhh...but that's Oak Creek Canyon.  A bit off-topic, but Arizona has four absolutely magnificent canyons.  Of course, the Grand Canyon.  The Salt River Canyon.  Canyon de Chelly, and Oak Creek Canyon.

Oak Creek Canyon is filled with greenery and is beautiful.  Route 89A climbs up the Mogollon Rim, and goes from beautiful red rock country (Sedona) to the southern reaches of the Colorado Plateau (Flagstaff).  The scenery is so beautiful that it is used to shoot a lot of national TV ads.

OK...back to topic.  I know just the bridge you are talking about, on 89A.  Scary. Twisted Evil

The whole of that road makes me nauseous, going up or down. It’s certainly beautiful, from what I’ve seen through my very briefly opened eyes.

Now that poor Harley is no longer with us, we might go up and rent a cabin for a staycation next month (practically all didn’t allow dogs) if Mr. C’s work lifts the 60 mile limit.

So sorry it makes you ill.  It is such a beautiful feature for a state to have.  Most states would beg for those views, and Arizona has so many of them  Are you familiar with a periodical titled Arizona Highways?  https://www.arizonahighways.com/  Used to be popular back when...  But hard-copy magazines have drifted into the past.

Anyway, many featured Oak Creek Canyon. https://www.arizonahighways.com/explore/scenic-drives/oak-creek-canyon

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Post by Cass on Mon May 25, 2020 9:05 pm

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The whole of that road makes me nauseous, going up or down. It’s certainly beautiful, from what I’ve seen through my very briefly opened eyes.

Now that poor Harley is no longer with us, we might go up and rent a cabin for a staycation next month (practically all didn’t allow dogs) if Mr. C’s work lifts the 60 mile limit.

So sorry it makes you ill.  It is such a beautiful feature for a state to have.  Most states would beg for those views, and Arizona has so many of them  Are you familiar with a periodical titled Arizona Highways?  https://www.arizonahighways.com/  Used to be popular back when...  But hard-copy magazines have drifted into the past.

Anyway, many featured Oak Creek Canyon.  https://www.arizonahighways.com/explore/scenic-drives/oak-creek-canyon

I follow them online. My boss had a picture published by them recently. The area in Sliding Rock I can handle slightly better! Vertigo sucks.

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