This photograph was captured hand-held through my windshield with a Canon EOS 5D camera, through a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L lens at the 40mm focal length. The aperture was f/4 with a 1/200th sec exposure.
The Hassenplug Covered Bridge was built in 1825 for the Hassenplug family who lived in the nearby brick house, on the north side of Buffalo Creek. The bridge was “modernized” in 1959, when a steel deck was installed inside the original wooden structure. The bridge is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places (#38-60-03).
The Hassenplug is located near the small Pennsylvania town of Mifflinburg and still handles a lot of daily traffic. The bridge has been very well maintained by the Union County Commissioners from the County Seat of Lewisburg, PA, USA.
There is an extremely interesting warning sign posted above the south entrance. It reads “Any person riding or driving at any gait other than a walk, or driving more than 15 head of cattle, or carrying fire in any way over this bridge are subjected to a fine of Thirty Dollars.”
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