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Posted 3 years ago

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Every year in Indiana there are several festivals throughout the state in the fall. One of the festivals is called The Covered Bridge Festival. One particular bridge festival is in Bridgeton, Indiana. There was once a beautiful covered bridge there, but one night an arson burned it down. After donations and other means of funding the bridge was rebuilt back to it's glory. I went out there several times and enjoyed watching them built the bridge back. Just thought I would share with the viewers that have never seen a covered bridge. I will post some finish photos in the future.

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  1. StihlCollector StihlCollector, 3 years ago
    There are several covered bridges in my area that have been restored. The skills and craftmanship of the construction crew is pretty amazing. I am fascinated with timber framing, it is a very strong technique, thanks for posting.
  2. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 3 years ago
    I heard about this! Thanks for sharing!
  3. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you StihlCollector! Wasn't sure if anyone would like. Thanks again!
  4. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you VikingFan82!
  5. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you chevy59!
  6. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
    Can I download these pics and take to work, You know I build bridges for a living, Love these, thanks for sharing
  7. StihlCollector StihlCollector, 3 years ago
    Kerry, What kind of bridges do you build?
  8. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
    Some wood floor still but mainly steel and concrete. Just finished up on 105' singe span and a gravel road in the middle of nowhere
  9. StihlCollector StihlCollector, 3 years ago
    Kerry, I admire you to be able to walk those spans during construction, better you than me. lol
  10. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you kerry10456!
  11. susan, 3 years ago
    Thats really lovely, i live in a tiny village with a river running through it, it has a very ancient stone built bridge over it next to an old gate house on the road to the castle, great salmon fishing too!
  12. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you susan! I'm glad you enjoyed and I'll bet it's beautiful where you live, thanks for sharing.
  13. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you NINA.B!
  14. Nova, 3 years ago
    Try to go to Bridgeton every Fall. Glad they rebuilt. These pictures were a really good idea!
  15. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thanks Nova! :-)
  16. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you leighannrn!
  17. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you oilman514 and MooreAntique!
  18. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you trukn20!
  19. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you bpadg49957!
  20. marcobabe13 marcobabe13, 3 years ago
    I just noticed these photographs. My folks used to travel to the Covered Bridge Festival and my mother would take pictures of the covered bridges, then paint them. I have several of her covered bridge oil paintings. I'm looking forward to a photo of the finished bridge! Thanks for posting.
  21. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you marcobabe13 for stopping by a looking at the pictures. Have a great day. :-)
  22. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you pickrknows!
  23. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you egreeley1976!
  24. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you Designer!
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    Thank you walksoftly for stopping by and showing some love!

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  26. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you jmack for the love!
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    Michael
  27. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    i think this would be called an 'uncovered bridge', no?

    haha

    i grew up down the road from the longest covered bridge in the world in cornish, nh. one year, when the ice broke, enormous chunks of ice - bigger than houses - were pushed down the river and they piled up against the bridge and destroyed a lot of it. thankfully, it was rebuilt in a short time.
  28. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thanks ho2cultcha for stopping by and commenting!

    Michael
  29. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you RonM for the love!

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    Thank you chrissylovescats for the love!

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    Thank you mtg75 for the love!

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  38. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you sanhardin for the love. I know you and yours friends have been there several times. :-)

    Michael
  39. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    Ramblings of an old man with knowledge. Most people think covered bridges were made so people in buggies could get out of the rain or to protect the wood from weather. Real reason: They were orig. put together with wood pegs. If you are bored enough to be reading this, then you should be able figure out why they didn't want the pegs to get wet!
  40. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you blunderbuss2 for stopping by and commenting!

    Michael
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  43. officialfuel officialfuel, 5 months ago
    Thank you mariposa, sugargirl and kjdixo for the loves! Enjoy the rest of your week!

    Michael

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