Love them or leave them?
I love them. I always enjoy looking at the construction and thinking about the community of local residents and craftsmen who came together to provide a simple solution to crossing a body of water. No battery packs or air compressors, just men with skills and simple tools.
When we are heading out on a road trip, I check to see if there is a covered bridge in the area so I won’t miss one. Recently, when visiting the western part of the state, we lucked out – there are four covered bridges in the town of Swanzey crossing the Ashuelot River.
Standing there, I think about the people who travelled these bridges, and I applaud the various organizations that still keep them maintained and in use today.
New Hampshire and covered bridges seem to go together. If you’re visiting don’t forget to check them out, but heed the warning – $5 fine for riding or driving over this bridge faster than a walk.
Happy last week of August – stay safe and cool. We’re looking at two days out of five this week hitting 95 degrees. 😎