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.