Thursday, May 27, 2010

Nevins Bridge

I did a post of another bridge, and I think it was Jacob asked why they were covered. Sorry that it has taken this long to do the post...if I had know I would take this long to do this post, I would have answered the query with a comment.

Anyway, believe it or not, years ago I did a google on it, and found several reasons. Some of the reasons were: to protect the timbers of the bridge and keep it from rotting, to keep horses from being afraid when crossing the bridge, to have a shelter from a storm, and I am sure there were others but these are the ones that stuck with me through all the years. At that time, no one wanted gave a definite answer.

However, after having a discussion with Roger--he was just sure it was to protect the timbers, I did another google on it. This time the first two links I checked out both seemed sure it was to protect the timbers from the weather, so he was right. You can check them out here and here.

8 comments:

George said...

Roger's answer certainly seems reasonable to me. But regardless of the reason, this is a beautiful bridge.

Jacob said...

That makes sense, Rose. You'd hate to be in the middle of a bridge and hear the cry, "Timber!"

Jacob said...

Hi again - re your comment on Cedar Key...nope, haven't taken the ride and don't intend to do so...I like me feet planted squarely on the ground!

EG Wow said...

I like know the answer to why they are covered. I think there is only one covered bridge in Ontario. I wonder why that is!

don said...

A fine bridge shot. I liked getting some up-to-date information on the "why" bridges are covered.

Mary said...

Great photo and I'm glad to know all of that. I always wondered but didn't look it up.

Judy said...

Beautiful photos Rose...I never knew that, you sure learn something every day.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Regardless of the reasons they built/build covered bridges ---I still love them!!!!! There's just something magic about a covered bridge to me. Thanks Rose... I love it!!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

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