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Covered Bridge Lancaster

Covered Bridge Lancaster

One of many covered bridges found in the Lancaster area of Pennsylvania USA.



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Registered: September 2007
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Date: Mon October 22, 2007
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Dimensions: 800 x 533
Keywords: covered bridges landscape
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Lovely composition. Well done. Smile Amanda
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#1 Mon October 22, 2007 4:16am

Nigel C Young
An odd thing, peculiar to the US. Why do you cover bridges?
#2 Mon October 22, 2007 7:26am

Nice shot. Yes I would like to know the reason as well. Viv
#3 Mon October 22, 2007 8:42am

Funnily enough my first reaction was why cover the bridge... I like the way the fence leads the eye into the bridge....john
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#4 Mon October 22, 2007 11:07am

Thanks for your comments. This bridge was built in 1816. All covered bridges were made of wood so to protect them from deteriorating, they were covered. Also they look like barns so cattle are not affraid to cross over and horses can not see over the sides, startling them. The Amish still use horse and bugges as their only transportation, so most are still covered. In the winter snow is pushed inside so the horse and sleds could slide thru easily.There are over 200 covered bridges just in PA. alone. Hope this helps.
#5 Mon October 22, 2007 1:51pm

It makes sense when you explain it. Thanks for taking the time to do it. Viv
#6 Mon October 22, 2007 2:02pm

Super leading lines of the fence. and the cow is a nice touch, John! Lovely Image! We have a few covered bridges here in Iowa. They are wonderful to photograph. Smile Daenna
#7 Tue October 23, 2007 12:21pm

Thank you. This was my first attempt on covered bridges. I was camping at the time and saw a map with all the bridges. I decided to give it a try. I picked the worst morning, rain at night, morning fog. Thus the reason for a side shot with no sky. JohnP.
#8 Tue October 23, 2007 8:55pm

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