272. Antique

I think the bridges of Madison County count as antique covered bridges.  The one pictured below is called Hogback covered bridge.  Built in 1884 by Benton Jones, it measures 97 feet and is still in it’s original location in a valley north of  Winterset, IA.    Hogback gets it’s name from the limestone ridge which forms at the west end of the valley.

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~ by Tammy on September 29, 2009.

16 Responses to “272. Antique”

  1. The bridge in Sweden is really diffrent like this.

  2. Great capture of the covered bridge. But why did they cover them I wonder…

  3. Great shot of this covered bridge.

  4. We have to cover all the bridges in the midwest because of the flying pigs. If they aren’t covered the pigs will just fly right into rivers.

  5. Again I was expecting a self portrait, you know the Grey Hair you inherited from your sons. Last time I saw that bridge either Clint was Wooing in it or The Duke was pursuing confederates across it!, that is ancient.

  6. I know this is provincialism, but I always think of covered bridges as something one sees in New England and Pennsylvania. Thanks for opening up my vision!

  7. I love the contrast of the red bridge and the beautiful blue sky. This bridge is very different from the ones in the southeast.

  8. Fabulous color!

  9. Hi Tammy,
    Yes, I would say that was antique. We have a covered bridge here, but I don’t think it’s that old. Have a great day!

    Sherrie

  10. Did they cover them for shelter if there was a hail storm? I never wondered why they were covered! Great shot.

  11. Charming shot!

  12. Fabulous color, your composing makes it look timeless.

  13. Good! I was hoping you would include these. Love the color and composition.

  14. another gorgeous shot! I want to come picture-taking with you one day!

  15. I dont know If I said it already but …Great site…keep up the good work. 🙂 I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks, 🙂

    …..Frank Scurley

  16. Awesome blog!

    I thought about starting my own blog too but I’m just too lazy so, I guess Ill just have to keep checking yours out.
    LOL,

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