Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

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These pictures were taken near Matthews, Indiana last year. Indiana has a number of covered bridges, particularly in the southern part of the state. Matthews is in the east central section of Indiana where many of these structures have either been destroyed by vandalism over the years or were lost to neglect before the value of the old bridges was fully appreciated. I know when I was growing up in the area, there were quite a few more than there are today. How sad that so many were lost. I've yet to see a covered bridge where I live now. They may exist somewhere in Louisiana but I've never come across one nor do I know of one anywhere in the state.

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15 Comments:

Blogger Napaboaniya said...

Never seen any covered tunnels like this one before. An eye opener for me :) Thanks for sharing!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 8:05:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Camera Totin' Idiot said...

Great photos. I love covered bridges. We have one about 15 minutes north of our house.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 8:34:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Bunny Trails said...

Great shots! I think covered bridges are just cool and we don't have any (that I've seen) here in Colorado. Thanks for sharing. Happy WW! :D

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 9:19:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Gattina said...

I don't think I ever saw a covered bridge that's very special !

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 10:54:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Gabriel said...

We have a covered bridge like this very close to Waterloo, which seems to be the only one in Ontario. We call it "The kissing bridge". Great pictures!

My post today: "This is my hometown".

Happy WW!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 12:15:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Lazy Daisy said...

We have a number of covered bridges in Virginia. They are beautiful.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 1:42:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Lyn said...

both look great love the bottom one the best happy ww

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 2:09:00 PM CDT  
Blogger ♥Shabem-®♥ said...

That's an interesting bridge. Just beautiful!
Happy WW!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 2:22:00 PM CDT  
OpenID justjessie said...

Those are great. We have a couple of covered bridges way out in the country, but they are hard to find! There's something really cool about them, huh?

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 3:23:00 PM CDT  
OpenID hotomom said...

Covered bridges are so peaceful to me. Just beautiful, I have actually never seen one in person.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 4:04:00 PM CDT  
Blogger domesticgoddess said...

I love old bridges they are so awesome!
Thanks for the comment! :)

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 4:10:00 PM CDT  
Blogger DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

What a great bridge! (...and I love the name of the town it's near!) :)

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 5:59:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Shannon said...

That is a cool bridge. As a kid covered bridges scared me because of the scene in Disney's Sleepy Hollow where the headless horseman is chasing Ichabod Crane.
I asked a history teacher why we didn't have covered bridges in Texas. He said the bridges were constructed to deal with heavy winter ice and snow, not a big problem in the south.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 6:12:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Diana said...

Beautiful photos! Makes me want to go to Indiana!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 6:49:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Marsha said...

Shannon, that makes sense as the bridges are very durable. Most of them are well over a hundred years old so they've certainly endured. That would also explain why I am not aware of any in Louisiana as we certainly have no real winter weather here either. Thanks for sharing that information!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 7:16:00 PM CDT  

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