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June 21, 2017

Smith’s Covered Bridge, Delaware

Filed under: Covered Bridge,Delaware — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am

 

Smith's Covered Bridge, Delaware

Smith’s Covered Bridge, Delaware

When Built: 2002

Builders: Delaware Department of Transportation

Description: The original covered bridge at this site was built in 1839 which was destroyed in a fire in 1962 and was rebuilt without a cover. This current bridge has a steel beam and a wooden deck dating to the repairs in 1962 and the covered portion dating to 2002. The stone abutments are from the original 1839 bridge and concrete piers were added in the 1950s. The burr Arches carry no load, which is supported by the steel I-beams.

 

Smith's Covered Bridge, Delaware

Smith’s Covered Bridge, Delaware

This is part of a series on Delaware’s Covered Bridges. You can find an index here.

Covered bridges of the Mid-Atlantic

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June 18, 2017

Ringos Mill Covered Bridge, Kentucky

Filed under: Covered Bridge,Kentucky — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am

 

Ringos Mill Covered Bridge, Kentucky

Ringos Mill Covered Bridge, Kentucky

When Built: 1867 Bypassed 1968

Builders: Not known

Description: This bridge is frequently listed as a Burr Arch construction but it is actually Multiple Kingpost. Like many Kentucky covered bridges, it is unpainted and without windows.

Ringos Mill Covered Bridge, Kentucky

Ringos Mill Covered Bridge, Kentucky

This is part of a series on Kentucky’s Covered Bridges. You can find an index here.

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June 16, 2017

Bump Covered Bridge, New Hampshire

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Bump Covered Bridge, New Hampshire

Bump Covered Bridge, New Hampshire

When Built: 1972

Builders: Arnold Graton

Description: The Bump Bridge was built by Arnold Graton in 1972 after he examined the previous bridge on this spot and found it could not be rehabilitated due to the deteriorated nature of its timbers.

This is part of a series on New Hampshire’s Covered Bridges. You can find an index here.

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June 13, 2017

Johnson’s Mill Covered Bridge, Ohio

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Johnson's Mill Covered Bridge, Ohio

Johnson’s Mill Covered Bridge, Ohio

 When Built: 1876

Builders: Thomas Fisher

Description: It is the only bridge surviving in Ohio with a Warren truss and no arch. It crosses Salt Creek and is sometimes known as Salt Creek Covered Bridge.

This is part of a series on Ohio’s Covered Bridges. You can find an index here.

Guide to Ohio Covered Bridges

 

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June 11, 2017

Stockheughter Covered Bridge, Indiana

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Stockheughter Covered Bridge, Indiana

Stockheughter Covered Bridge, Indiana

When Built: 1887

Builders: Smith Bridge Co.

Description: Also known as the Enochsburg Covered Bridge. Lovely small bridge with white framing offsetting barn red front and sides

 

Stockheughter Covered Bridge, Indiana Stockheughter Covered Bridge, Indiana

This is part of a series on Indiana’s Covered Bridges. You can find an index here.

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June 8, 2017

Squam River Covered Bridge, New Hampshire

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Squam River Covered Bridge, New Hampshire

Squam River Covered Bridge, New Hampshire

When Built: 1990

Builders: Milton Graton and Sons

Description: The people of the town of Ashland wanted a covered bridge instead of a concrete and steel bridge that was being planned by the state and this is the happy result. It is a one lane bridge which has a decided camber designed in. 

This is part of a series on new Hampshire’s Covered Bridges. You can find an index here.

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June 6, 2017

Scribner (DeGoosh) Covered Bridge, Vermont

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Scribner (DeGoosh) Covered Bridge, Vermont

Scribner (DeGoosh) Covered Bridge, Vermont

When Built: Ca.1919

Builders: Unknown

Description: Also known as the DeGoosh Bridge, this 48 foot structure spans the Gihon River on Rocky Road off of Route 100C east of Johnson Village.

Scribner (DeGoosh) Covered Bridge, Vermont

Scribner (DeGoosh) Covered Bridge, Vermont

This is part of a series on Vermont’s Covered Bridges. You can find an index here.

 

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June 4, 2017

North Oriental Covered Bridge, Pennsylvania

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North Oriental Covered Bridge, Pennsylvania

North Oriental Covered Bridge, Pennsylvania

When Built: 1908

Builders: Not known

Description: The bridge was rebuilt in 1987 and 2000 after being damaged by trucks.

This is part of a series on Pennsylvania’s Covered Bridges. You can find an index here.

Pennsyvania Coming Soon

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