The Travels of Tug 44
A Photo Tour of the
Covered Bridges of Washington County, NY
And now for something completely different!|
Covered bridges have always been a favorite part of the scenery in the North-East. They were originally covered to keep the wooden timbers dry, thereby preventing rot. They also provided safe bridge crossings in heavy snow conditions. Many are still in use today, carefully maintained as wonderful memories of times past.
Covered Bridges are especially numerous in Vermont, but there are a few close to my home in Fort Edward NY. There are 4 in Washington County, plus a covered foot bridge. Most of these bridges are in daily use for car traffic, though one, the Shushan Bridge now houses a museum.
All these bridges include the original wooden beam construction techniques, including the oak dowels that pin the beams together. They really are beautiful and should be preserved forever.
Here are some of the Covered Bridges near my home in Fort Edward, NY:
Washington County, New York
Saratoga County, New York
Schoharie County, New York
Bennington County, Vermont
Windham County, Vermont
Rutland County, Vermont
Addison County, Vermont
Windsor County, Vermont
Orange County, Vermont
Washington County, Vermont
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