Travel Photography Photos tagged as covered
My sister dubbed the RV when it is covered looks like a big toaster cover
These covered bridges were built 100-150 years ago and they were built with fine materials to last a long time. Most of them have been refurbished, though. Unfortunately, quite a few were badly damaged or destroyed in 2011 by Hurricane Irene.
Martin's Mill Covered bridge Martinsville Road near Hartland, VT near where US-5/VT-12 crosses I-91. It is a Town Lattice, 135' spanning Lull's Brook, Martinsville Road off US Route 5, built in 1881.
This bridge spans the Connecticut River connecting the towns of Cornish N.H. and Windsor, Vt. It was built in 1866 at a cost of $9,000. It is really impressive. Kinda makes you long for yesteryear!!! From the New Hampshire State Government web site: "There were three bridges previously built on this site in 1796, 1824 and 1828. The first bridges were destroyed by floods. The current bridge was built by James Tasker and Bela Fletcher. It was framed on a nearby meadow northwest of the site and later moved to its proper location. In 1935, the New Hampshire General Court authorized funds to purchase the bridge. The structure was purchased by the state in 1936 and operated it as a toll bridge until June 1, 1943. After renovation by the state in 1954, the Cornish Windsor Bridge suffered damage from flood water and ice in 1977. It was repaired again by the state for $25,000. Because of its deteriorated condition, it was closed to traffic on July 2, 1987. The bridge was reconstructed by the state in 1989 at a cost of $4,450,000 and was opened to traffic on December 8, 1989. This is the longest wooden covered bridge in the United States and the longest two-span covered bridge in the world. The American Society of Civil Engineers designated it as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1970. The bridge is featured on the Town Bicentennial Medal struck in 1976. The Cornish-Windsor Bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places."
The 22 entrances and 4,500 stalls in this covered marketplace make for a chaotic bargain-hunters' dream! It's great fun to tease stall holders by bartering and offering less than a third of their first offer, and arguing over the price with comments like 'but I have seven children at home, I can't afford that price!'. Very entertaining!
The Turks love their flag!
Blair bridge is one of New Hampshire's historical covered bridges, shown here midst the colors of fall