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Forum topic by Tim Dahn posted 05-12-2009 03:41 AM 4447 views 1 time favorited 39 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-12-2009 03:41 AM

Topic tags/keywords: old bridges covered bridges

After seeing all the great barns in Grumpy’s post http://lumberjocks.com/topics/7837 I thought one about covered bridges would be fun. This is the Gudgeonville Covered Bridge was a 84-foot (25.6 m) long Multiple King-post Truss covered bridge over Elk Creek in Girard Township, Erie County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It was built in 1868 and was listed on the National Register of Historical Places on September 17, 1980. Sadly it was destroyed by arson on November 8, 2008. In years past I used to visit this bridge while fishing and hiking.

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#1 posted 05-12-2009 03:45 AM

I love covered brides there are a lot up here in Oregon. You guys must live around the corner from Charles Neil

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#2 posted 05-12-2009 03:45 AM

Man, I love these old covered bridges. When I was in art classes in school I always wanted to draw covered bridges. Too bad someone had to burn it down. Did they ever find who it was?

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#3 posted 05-12-2009 03:47 AM

a1Jim – I think Charles Neil is about an hour north of me, I need to stop by there sometime.
cabinetmaster – Not sure if they ever found the responsible party, I just found out it burned, bummer.

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#4 posted 05-13-2009 03:36 AM

Humpback Bridge in Covington, Va.

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#5 posted 05-14-2009 02:03 AM

Where’s all the North easterners with their bridges? We only have open tops out west ;-((

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#6 posted 05-14-2009 02:56 AM

Timbo, that last bridge is absolutely amazing. Any fishing in that river or stream? I can imagine spending the whole day fishing and relaxing in a place like that. Thanks for sharing.

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#7 posted 05-14-2009 07:02 PM

This bridge is somewhere in Arkansas, about 1978.

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#8 posted 05-14-2009 07:09 PM

I have some pics to post…..... Later
But for now I’d like to share some humor and education.

About 30-40 % of people you ask will respond in error

Humor:
” Why do they cover bridges?” and they respond…..” To stay dry” I laugh at them, cuz what about the ride to the bridge…DUH, and after the bridge

Education:
In the days of old every kind of transportation was by horse. You think they’d cross without walls. No way they needed the security and confidence to cross. Eliminate the view of danger and the horse won’t hesitate.
So the lesson is covered bridges eliminate horses fear of falling.

We have three left up here in CT. I have pics of two I’ll add them when I dig them out of my backup drive.

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#9 posted 05-14-2009 08:13 PM

A Mississippi covered bridge gone bad:

covered bridge

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#10 posted 05-15-2009 03:13 AM

getneds. Most people have never been on a horse, much less trying to ford a stream or cross a bridge. They have no experience to base even an educated guess :=))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#11 posted 05-15-2009 09:10 PM

Interesting covered bridge lesson getneds.

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#12 posted 05-18-2009 11:19 PM

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#13 posted 05-18-2009 11:22 PM

Timbo, where is this new one?

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#14 posted 05-18-2009 11:47 PM

TopamaxSurvivor – Vancover B.C., cool woodwork eh?

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#15 posted 05-19-2009 12:55 AM

Yeah!! Are you guys preparing to keep yoiu horses form getting spooked when they do away with cars under the green progarm ?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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