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    Posted 10 years ago

    officialfuel
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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, 10 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, 10 years ago
      I heard about this! Thanks for sharing!
    3. officialfuel officialfuel, 10 years ago
      Thank you StihlCollector! Wasn't sure if anyone would like. Thanks again!
    4. officialfuel officialfuel, 10 years ago
      Thank you VikingFan82!
    5. officialfuel officialfuel, 10 years ago
      Thank you chevy59!
    6. kerry10456 kerry10456, 10 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, 10 years ago
      Kerry, What kind of bridges do you build?
    8. kerry10456 kerry10456, 10 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, 10 years ago
      Kerry, I admire you to be able to walk those spans during construction, better you than me. lol
    10. officialfuel officialfuel, 10 years ago
      Thank you kerry10456!
    11. susan, 10 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, 10 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, 10 years ago
      Thank you NINA.B!
    14. Nova, 10 years ago
      Try to go to Bridgeton every Fall. Glad they rebuilt. These pictures were a really good idea!
    15. officialfuel officialfuel, 10 years ago
      Thanks Nova! :-)
    16. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 years ago
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    17. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 years ago
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    19. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 years ago
      Thank you bpadg49957!
    20. marcobabe13 marcobabe13, 9 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, 9 years ago
      Thank you marcobabe13 for stopping by a looking at the pictures. Have a great day. :-)
    22. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 years ago
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    23. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 years ago
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    24. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 years ago
      Thank you Designer!
    25. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 years ago
      Thank you walksoftly for stopping by and showing some love!

      Michael
    26. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you jmack for the love!
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      Michael
    27. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 8 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, 8 years ago
      Thanks ho2cultcha for stopping by and commenting!

      Michael
    29. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you RonM for the love!

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    37. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
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    38. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you sanhardin for the love. I know you and yours friends have been there several times. :-)

      Michael
    39. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 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, 8 years ago
      Thank you blunderbuss2 for stopping by and commenting!

      Michael
    41. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
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    43. officialfuel officialfuel, 7 years ago
      Thank you mariposa, sugargirl and kjdixo for the loves! Enjoy the rest of your week!

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    44. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
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    45. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
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    46. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      Ok I'm ready for an update ...smiling
    47. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      Well BB
      They didn't want the pegs to get wet and swell ..if they did the bridge would have no give and no movement and would breakkkkkkkkkkkkkk apart ...and fall into the river... when driven on or wait of snow,or heavy winds ...thus it is a matter of live wait or dead wait ...
    48. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Roycroftbooksfromme1, I do have some new photos of the new bridge that is completed. I just need to find them and get them on here and show you all it's very beautiful just like it was back in the day it was built.

      Michael
    49. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      love all the hand work ..great job by all...Michael
    50. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you CindB, nutsabotas6 and RonM for the loves!

      Michael

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