This photograph of the north end of the old Hayes bridge was captured with a Canon EOS 5D camera, through a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L lens at the 40mm focal length. The aperture was f/6.4 with 3 separate exposures to record the image in one stop increments from 2 stops down to 2 stops overexposed. The camera’s ISO was set to 400. A Manfrotto tripod and “pistol grip” head were used with a remote shutter release cable. The three exposures were fused in Photomatix Pro 4 to fully reveal this scene, just as I saw it on September 27th, 2012.
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The Hayes Bridge was built in 1882 to span Buffalo Creek, on Hoover Road off of RT 45, two miles west of Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania, USA. The bridge was officially listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places on February 8, 1980 (WGN #38-60-02).
Approaching The Hayes Bridge From The South
The Hayes Covered Bridge is maintained by the Union County Commissioners from Lewisburg, PA. The roof has some condition issues and the exterior boards could really use a new coat of paint. The bridge accommodates regular daily traffic.
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