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Covered Bridges

A group dedicated to quaint and picturesque covered bridges.

Recent Work

  • broken but not destroyed by Penny Rinker
  • Covered Bridges by Penny Rinker
  • Fall In Fallasburg by BiggerPicture
  • The Historic Hayes Covered Bridge by Gene Walls
  • Driving Into The Hassenplug Covered Bridge by Gene Walls
  • Belleisle Creek #2, Marven 1903 by Kathleen M. Daley
  • Smithtown, 1914 (IV) by Kathleen M. Daley
  • Dreamers Drive by ©Marcelle Raphael / Southern Belle Studios
  • Mohican state park by Ron Neiger
  • Downstream by Mike Griffiths
  • Neet Bridge by Brett K  Erwood
  • Bridgeton, town that time forgot   Bridgeton, Indiana by Brett K  Erwood

About This Group

Covered bridges symbolize small-towns. Often called kissing bridges or courting bridges, they bring back visions of when life was simpler.

There are many tales as to the reason bridges were covered, but the truth is actually a practial one. The bridges were covered to protect the wooden trusses that held the bridge together. If the trusses were left to the ravages of weather, they would have decayed in about 10 years. When they were covered, their life span increased tenfold.

Featured Covered Bridge Image by Terrence Russell

United States – Dale Travis List
United States – list

  1. Georgia – 16 Covered Bridges
  2. Indiana – 90 Covered Bridges
  3. Kentucky – 13 Covered Bridges
  4. Maine – 9 Covered Bridges
  5. Maryland – 7 Covered Bridges
  6. Massachusetts – 9 Covered Bridges
  7. New Hampshire – 54 Covered Bridges
  8. Ohio – 150+ Covered Bridges
  9. South Carolina – 1 Covered Bridges
  10. Pennsylvania – 197 Covered Bridges
  11. Tennessee – 4 Covered Bridges
  12. Vermont- 107 Covered Bridges
  13. Virginia – 8 Covered Bridges

Travis J. Davis List of Canada Covered Bridges
New Brunswick

Covered Bridges of China – 7 bridges


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