The last time I visited this bridge I was hit with by a nasty thunderstorm. I decided to go back on a beautiful day to catch the shot I originally intended to get.
This is the Moreland / Fraser Covered Bridge near Lairdsville, Pennsylvania. The bridge is on Covered Bridge Road, off of State Route 118 in eastern Lycoming County. It is also called the “Lairdsville Bridge” and is one of the finest examples of the true Pennsylvania covered bridge. The bridge has survived 121 years of thunderstorms, floods, hail, wind, snow and every temperature extreme imaginable!
The Moreland Bridge was built in 1888 across the “Little” Muncy Creek in Moreland Township. It is also know as The Fraser Covered Bridge. The structure still has all of its original timbers, in a classic “Burr Arch” design. This bridge is officially listed on the US National Historical Register and has been maintained by the Lycoming County Commissioners.*
Interior View and Construction Details of the Bridge
A Canon EOS 10D DSLR body, fitted with a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L Zoom lens was used. The lens was set to its widest focal length of 17mm. The camera’s shutter speed was 1/90th sec at f/4. The camera’s ISO was set to 100. This photograph was taken “hand-held” and is “straight from the camera” with no processing or alterations.
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