Saturday, August 24, 2013

Cumberland County Covered Bridge in Illinois

We were headed to Effingham, Illinois the other day when I spied this covered bridge.  We crossed the Embarass and there was a place to park and walk on over to see the bridge...
I only had my 70-300 mm lense with me, so could not get the whole thing in one shot from close up.
It has no weight limit, and even though it is only one lane, it can withstand the weight of semis.
The trusses and beams were made of laminated 2 x ?s.
And there were uses of other modern things:
Of course it was the middle of a hot, muggy day that we were there.  I am hoping we can go back in more favorable conditions.  It is a beautiful bridge and these shots just do not do it justice.

15 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

A covered bridge--how neat. You took some nice pics and I am glad it has some modern workings.

How did Ms.L. do at school? MB

Quiltedtime said...

Gorgeous! Definitely take more pictures of this awesome bridge. I will look forward to seeing them.

Sandra said...

it is gorgeous and so are your photos, i don't know how they could have been any better. what a wonderful piece of history

Ginny said...

So it IS old, but looks modern! Your pictures are divine and show us everything!! So many people post the bridges, but we don't get to see inside!!! So you drove through?

Betsy Adams said...

Oh how I love covered bridges... That one you pictured is certainly a very sturdy one.... Looks to be in good shape. Glad you were able to get some nice photos of it.

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Blackberry Lane said...

It's beautiful - thanks for sharing, Rose.

barbara l. hale said...

I love covered bridges and this looks like a very fine one!

CDH said...

How awesome! and Beautiful! The inside is has gorgeous wood! Lucky gal to have covered bridges. :)

Judy said...

I absolutely love this Rose!

Leave It To Davis said...

Reminds me of Bridges Over Madison County. Good movie.

Montanagirl said...

Covered bridges are just so neat! We don't see them around here.

don said...

It's a fine looking covered bridge with exceptionally good construction. I hope you get to go back one day.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I don't think I have ever been through a covered bridge.

Gill

EG CameraGirl said...

I like that the designers have maintained the old=fashioned feel but used modern methods to build a study bridge.

Dee said...

Not many left anymore. So pretty.

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