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Herr's Mill Bridge...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 14 October 2013 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

...One of only a few double-span, double-arch covered bridges left in the United States.
Privately owned, it is no longer opened to traffic.
This bridge is to the right of the mill I showed you two days ago.

This image was featured in the Connected by Bridges Resonance Collection, Nov. 18, 2013

FUJIFILM FinePix HS30EXR 1/500 second F/4.0 ISO 100 7 mm

January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a beauty - I see from its Wiki page that it has/had doors to close on the end. The acoustics in there must be quite an experience.

14 Oct 2013 6:23am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks, Ronnie, for taking the time to delve into the link info.
We didn't walk inside the bridge, but I'm sure you are correct re; the acoustics!

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

What a wonderful old bridge, you chose a nice angle to capture it Judy

14 Oct 2013 6:32am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

A great piece of history! It's fine the owner closed the access to pedestrians - it's the only way to protect the construction and preserve it as long as it might last. Fine angle, too!

14 Oct 2013 6:57am

@Japanalia: Thank you ... I'm glad you found the details interesting. ♥

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nicely captured

14 Oct 2013 7:54am

Carol from United States

great shot. I wouldlove to do a tour of PA and even Ohio of covered bridges.

14 Oct 2013 10:22am

@Carol: In my dreams I'd love to do the same, Carol! ♥

Gaffey Photography from Massachusetts, United States

This is a great shot of the bridge Judy, and well worth keeping for all to see. It is much longer than most of the bridges in New England.

14 Oct 2013 11:24am

@Gaffey Photography: At 178', built in 1844; it is a long bridge. It is located in Paradise Township on Ronks Road .25 mi. south of U.S. Route 30 to the east of Lancaster city.

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Perfect shot, love the colors

14 Oct 2013 1:18pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

What a fantastic bit of architecture,bags of history here.Nicely captured as well Judy.

14 Oct 2013 1:27pm

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Thanks, Ant ... and from someone in the UK, with "bags of history" of their own, that is lovely to hear!

Graciel.la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

A great shot. An interesting place

14 Oct 2013 2:33pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb composition off tis piece of History !

14 Oct 2013 3:17pm

franz from Baden, Austria

impressive in its simplicity ... but why would anyone want to own a bridge that's not open to traffic ?!?

14 Oct 2013 3:36pm

@franz: Someone must have wanted to preserve it and not have its history destroyed.

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

What a wonderful old bridge and you have photographed it beautifully !

14 Oct 2013 3:48pm

@Loner: Thank you, Sonja.

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Fabulous point of view! I love covered bridges and am lucky to live in an area where there are quite a few.

14 Oct 2013 5:37pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great PoV captured here to illustrate nicely how deep this is! I love its weathered look and the wood grain patterns that you've captured!

14 Oct 2013 6:10pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine capture. (and yes, Portland is a clean city)

14 Oct 2013 11:51pm

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

Stunning colors and textures

14 Oct 2013 11:53pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful history and texture here; bravo to you for getting the entire length of the covered bridge in your frame!

15 Oct 2013 12:01am

@RBL: Thanks, Ruthie ... you've probably seen this yourself. ;D

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

wonderful photo! you a Bridges of Madison County fan? i loved ALL of his novels :)

15 Oct 2013 12:16am

@Tim: Yes, I've read it ... and loved his works!

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a beautiful old covered bridge.

15 Oct 2013 2:10am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

It is sad that there are so few of these old covered bridges left.

15 Oct 2013 2:30am

@B. Thomas: Happily, many have been preserved in the northeast.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I faind the American fascination with old barns and bridges fascinating as a subject alone!!

15 Oct 2013 7:34am

@Curly: Interesting, Curly ... it's part of our colonial history. ;D

L'angevine from Angers, France

bravo pour ce pont

18 Nov 2013 2:44pm