I’ve posted about Bath, New Hampshire before, but it came to mind with today’s challenge – muse.
My grandparents’ small dairy farm was 4.6 miles from Bath so I traveled by and through it too many times to count on my childhood summers on the farm.
Today, I’m always in awe to think I’m standing on a 374′ 6″ bridge spanning the Ammonoosuc River that was originally constructed in 1832 for $2,900.
This bridge is the fifth structure to stand on this site. The first one was constructed in 1794 for $366.66 and was destroyed by flood waters as were the second and third replacement bridges. The fourth bridge was lost to a fire.
When I get up north to the White Mountains, the trip just isn’t complete if I don’t get to visit the covered bridge. My husband doesn’t get my attachment, but he patiently waits for me.
I walk a ways, lean on the wood rails, watch the river flow beneath and contemplate the families and the traffic that have crossed over this river under the safety of this covered bridge for over 220 years.
American history – I love it. 🙂
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Muse.”