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March 28, 2017

Fallasburg Covered Bridge, Michigan

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Fallasburg Covered Bridge, Michigan

Fallasburg Covered Bridge, Michigan

When Built: 1871

Builders: Jared N. Bresee

Description: Previous covered bridges near this site fell victim to spring flooding and ice jams. This bridge was constructed using the Brown Truss.

Fallasburg Covered Bridge, Michigan

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

 

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March 26, 2017

Kramer Covered Bridge, Pennsylvania

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Kramer Covered Bridge, Pennsylvania

Kramer Covered Bridge, Pennsylvania

When Built: 2007 (Original 1881)

Builders: C.W. Eves (Original)

Description: The original bridge cost a little over $400. It was named after Alexander Kramer who farmed nearby.

Kramer Covered Bridge, Pennsylvania

Kramer Covered Bridge, Pennsylvania

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

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March 24, 2017

Smolen-Gulf Covered Bridge, Ohio

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Smolen-Gulf Covered Bridge, Ohio

Smolen-Gulf Covered Bridge, Ohio

When Built: 2008

Builders: Union Industrial Contractors and Koski Construction

Description: A massive bridge and the longest in the U.S., four spans and 613 feet in length with a Pratt truss system. It accommodates two lanes of traffic and two pedestrian walkways.

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

Smolen-Gulf Covered Bridge, Ohio Smolen-Gulf Covered Bridge, Ohio

 

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March 21, 2017

Corbin Covered Bridge, New Hampshire

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Corbin Covered Bridge, New Hampshire

Corbin Covered Bridge, New Hampshire


When Built: 1994

Builders: Arnold Graton and Associates

Description: The original covered bridge was built in 1845 by an unknown builder and it was destroyed by arson in 1993. An authentic rebuild was completed in 1994 by Arnold Graton and Associates.

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

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March 19, 2017

Hillsdale Covered Bridge, Indiana

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Hillsdale Covered Bridge, Indiana

Hillsdale Covered Bridge, Indiana

When Built: 1876

Builders: J.J. Daniels

Description: The bridge originally crossed Little Vermillion Creek but was moved to Ernie Pyle Rest Park in 1973.

Hillsdale Covered Bridge, Indiana

Hillsdale Covered Bridge, Indiana

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March 17, 2017

Ashland Covered Bridge, Delaware

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Ashland Covered Bridge, Delaware

Ashland Covered Bridge, Delaware

When Built: 1870s

Builders: Not known

Description: It is in beautiful condition after the 2008 repairs and the white accent on the portals complement the barn red exterior.

Ashland Covered Bridge, Delaware

Ashland Covered Bridge, Delaware

Ashland Covered Bridge, Delaware

Ashland 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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March 15, 2017

Martin (Orton Farm) Covered Bridge, Vermont

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Martin (Orton Farm) Covered Bridge, Vermont

Martin (Orton Farm) Covered Bridge, Vermont


When Built: 1890

Builders: Harry Martin

Description: The bridge was moved to its present site after the town of Marshfield obtained it and the surrounding land in lieu of oustanding taxes. It is an excellent spot for a family outing and picnic.

 

Martin (Orton Farm) Covered Bridge, Vermont

Martin (Orton Farm) Covered Bridge, Vermont


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March 13, 2017

Hopewell Church Covered Bridge, Ohio

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Hopewell Church Covered Bridge, Ohio

Hopewell Church Covered Bridge, Ohio

 

When Built: 1874

Builders: Not known

Description: The Kingpost trusses no longer function to support the structure with the addition of steel stringers.

Hopewell Church Covered Bridge, Ohio

Hopewell Church Covered Bridge, Ohio

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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