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Covered Bridge Thornton New Hampshire

Covered Bridge Thornton New Hampshire

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I love it! Excellent Capture,Frances. The last time i saw a bridge like this was in New Brunswick.
Frances: Thank you Sue! I was very happy to capture this bridge as there are so few around now.
Lovely shot, Frances- I love having the tree on our left, feeling we could lean against it to enjoy the view!
Frances: Thank you Elizabeth! It was a wonderful view smile
What a wonderful old bridge Frances... you framed it perfectly....petersmile
Frances: Thank you Peter smile It was fun getting the shot smile
This is a really nice one... Did you walk through it?
Frances: Thank you Jacquelyn! Yes! I did walk through it but I think this capture was the best of the lot.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Feb 2013, 07:29
This is a charming feature Frances
Frances: Thank you Chris!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 16 Feb 2013, 08:17
a beautiful bridge - I know only a covered bridge in Luzern/Switzerland.
Frances: Thank you Philine! Actually covered bridges originated in China & Japan.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 16 Feb 2013, 08:20
I have never seen a bridge anything like this one, Frances - is this usual in that area?
Frances: They are quite common in the New England area but they originated in China and Japan and are all over the world.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Feb 2013, 08:38
WOW, this is a likey to me. I lived near Hatfield PA, and we had some in the area.
You did a great job here, fabulous picture!!!
Frances: Wow! Thank you Astrid I appreciate your comment. There are many covered bridges in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont as well as a few in the Midwest but the longest covered bridge is in New Brunswick, Canada.
I love these box bridges
Frances: As do I smile
Ah, Madison county style,nice shot, Frances.
Frances: Thank you Frank! I must watch that movie smile
There is a lovely one just outside my hometown in New Brunswick.
Frances: That happens to be the longest covered bridge in the world Mary smile
What a great bridge! Love it Frances
Frances: Thank you Bill! I enjoyed getting the pics smile
I would love to see one of these bridges for real, this excellent photo will do though.
Frances: Most historians agree the first covered bridge in America was The Permanent Bridge completed in 1805 in Pennsylvania, and designed by Timothy Palmer from New England. The longest known Covered Bridge is The Hartland in New Brunswick, Canada, which at 1,282 feet spans the Saint John River. But perhaps the most famous covered bridges are in Madison County, Iowa. The Bridges of Madison County used to number 19, but today only six survive. Robert James Waller’s novel, and the movie of the same name, popularized these bridges to millions worldwide, and also provided evidence that covered bridges in North America are by no means limited to the Northeast region. You’ll find smaller numbers in the mid-Atlantic and Southern States, along with the mid-West, and the Pacific Coast states as well. A question often asked is why so many of the bridges are painted red on the outside? Historians believe the red coating makes the bridge seem more like a barn to a horse, and as horses tended to be skittish about crossing high over flowing water, the illusion helped farmers and travelers navigate the obstacle with little incident.
I've got pictures of such bridges in the files somewhere smile
Frances: I love covered bridges they are so rustic.
What a wonderful structure! Superb capture Frances.
Frances: Thank you Richard smile
A charming, rustic scene, Frances. Do you know why they went to the trouble of providing cover?

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