Note: the watermark in the lower right does not appear in the final print.
An old historic Covered Bridge in Vermont in Autumn foliage season.
Photography by Edward M. Fielding
A covered bridge is a timber-truss bridge with a roof and siding which, in most covered bridges, create an almost complete enclosure. The purpose of the covering is to protect the wooden structural members from the weather. Uncovered wooden bridges have a life span of only 10 to 15 years because of the effects of rain and sun.
Bridges having covers for reasons other than protecting wood trusses, such as for protecting pedestrians, are also sometimes called covered bridges.
September 25th, 2013
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