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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sunday Bridges - Red Covered Bridge



This beautiful red covered bridge was built in 1863 and was registered in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on April 23, 1975. The bridge is 149 feet long and spans Big Bureau Creek just north of Princeton, Illinois. It is one of five remaining covered bridges in Illinois (another one is in Princeton, too!) and is still open to traffic.

I love the sign that hangs over the top of the bridge from days of yore.



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21 comments:

Snowflake said...

Great photo!!! And I love the sign over the top!!

Valerie said...

I wish our bridges were like this. It reminds me of the film Bridges of Madison County.

Francisca said...

Another charming covered bridge. Lots of these have been posted lately and I like them a lot. I just haven't yet learned why they were ever built that way.

Sunny said...

Beautiful picture. I love covered bridges and this one is well taken care of.
☼ Sunny

B. WHITTINGTON said...

Love covered bridges too and these are wonderful examples. I'm happy they're still around. The saying really dates it. Love that.

Barb

Lesley said...

That sign is maybe what has helped to keep the bridge in good condition over the years!

David Waters said...

I adore covered bridges...Have you ever been to Maddison county? Or anywhere near Turkey run state park, they boast a covered bridge or two....beautiful ;)

cheers

Brian Miller said...

ah...this reminds me of some country bridges i have crossed in my day...

Eva Gallant said...

I love covered bridges...there's just something about them!

Pagan Sphinx said...

I posted a very similar bridge I photographed in Vermont.

It looks as if this one is passable, too!

My Post is here

EG Wow said...

It sure is a beauty. It looks like someone is taking very good care of it.

Gail said...

Once again you have unknowingly shared something I love...covered bridges.

Marka said...

That's a nice covered bridge! The Buttonwood Covered Bridge is on a country road. US 15 is close by, as the bridge is just off the one exit.

Halcyon said...

A beautiful bridge. These covered ones are a rarity!

VioletSky said...

Nice bridge. I wonder who policed the number of animals and the speed at which they crossed!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great covered bridge Pat. There are several around here in Oregon, but they're sorta' drab compared to your beautiful red one. I still love them though.

That's a great sign.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Dang, and me with 13 head of cattle that like to trot.

KaLynn ("MiMi") said...

The Bridge from Madison County! I so love bridges! Thanks for sharing!

Elisa said...

What a great bridge! I love it!

SquirrelQueen said...

I love covered bridges, I used to see them often when I lived in GA. This red one is gorgeous and the sign is so cool.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Seems odd to see a snow photo posted by you! =) This is a beautiful bridge. Of all the covered bridges I've seen in Indiana, I've never noticed a sign quite like the one on your bridge. Now I'll be paying closer attention the next time we're in that territory again.