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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sunday Bridges - Red Covered Bridge

Those "dots" you see in the sky are not birds, but leaves that have fallen off the trees and caught up in the wind.


This beautiful wooden bridge was originally built in 1863 and spans 149 feet over the Big Bureau Creek in Princeton, IL. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

This is a close up of the sign that hangs above the entrance of both sides of the bridge. (click to enlarge)


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21 comments:

David Allen Waters said...

I adore covered bridges...some of my favs are around turkey run state park....such beautiful workmanship.

Brian Miller said...

haha on the fine...love the covered bridges...dont get many our way...

Martha Z said...

I love old covered bridges and also the signs that remind us of life in times past.

Eva Gallant said...

That's a great old sign on that bridge!

Sunny said...

What a wonderful bridge. The red looks so nice against the blue sky.
Love your header, it's like the 'March of the Pumpkins' :)
☼ Sunny

SUGAR MOON said...

I would love to visit some covered bridges someday. I like your new header!!

TechnoBabe said...

The covered bridge reminds me of The Bridges of Madison County. I read the sign and got a chuckle about the amount of animals allowed to be led across the bridge at one time.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Fascinating, especially the sign. We don't have any covered bridges (that I know of) in Australia.

Inger-M said...

Lovely bridge!

Genie said...

Pat...genie here. Thanks for the comment. That was a pretty cool bridge. I adore this red covered one. We have only one in our area that I know about. I try to post shots of it each year. Thet are such wonderful bits of history . Genie

Lynda said...

I love, love, love it. We had one near the town in upstate NY where I grew up. However, a flood took it out with one of the bad storms.

Linnea said...

Lovely...we need more covered bridges!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

great bridge picture! i love old covered bridges.

Saun said...

I love covered bridges great pic....

Nita Davis said...

Awesome shot. Covered bridges have such a warm rustic appeal.

Ann said...

how many of these covered bridge are there in USA? Do Hobos sleep there at night?

VioletSky said...

this is a neat looking bridge. there is a covered bridge not far from me that I have never seen and I must drive out to it.

I was here earlier today and got sidetracked by your cemetery stories - fascinating!

Lucka said...

Gorgeous bridge. I love your header too.

Donna said...

Cool bridges!
Chicago Mourns post...Wow...How SAD!!
hughugs

Jeannelle said...

Nice photos! That sign sure shows what a different world it was back then!

Louis la Vache said...

Fantastic covered bridge, Pat, and a very welcome contribution to Sunday Bridges!