A century and a half after being built, Randall Covered Bridge feels almost as natural a part of the scenery as the surrounding woodlands or the rushing waters of the Passumpsic’s East Branch.
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Over the course of their roughly 75-year reign during the 19th century, the timber-truss covered bridge represented the zenith in bridge technology.
Off came my shoes and socks and, with pant legs rolled up, I waded into the cool waters of Whetstone Brook where I found the vista I had envisioned!
The iconic Taftsville Covered Bridge reaches nearly 200 feet across the Ottauquechee River in Central Vermont, its timber frame perched on massive abutments high above the rock-strewn gorge below.
After an overnight storm, daylight reveals a small New England hamlet and weather-beaten covered bridge glazed with icy snow.
Against a backdrop of wooded hills in the northwest of Connecticut, ice clings to shallow boulders along the Housatonic River beneath an iconic covered bridge.
Bull’s Bridge, one of Connecticut’s few remaining historical covered bridges, is seen in my new piece during a radiant sunrise as it weathers autumn for the 173rd time since it was constructed in the mid-1800s.
“Goreham’s Crossing at Pittsford” emerged from a quiet morning on Otter Creek and brings together several elements which elaborate upon the sense of place wrapped up in this rustic riverscape in the Green Mountain State.
These covered bridges embody core elements of New England life: beauty, ingenuity and hardship. So although they may have outlived their era of their functional relevance, but they have emerged with a more enduring role, standing as potent reminders of who we are amidst a world in which it’s so easy to lose ourselves.