Covered Bridges of Parke County Indiana

This is all the covered bridges in the county of Parke in Indiana. Taken during December 14 2011. Got to get back and take them during the fall or summer one day.

It is best to make this full screen since it is a HD Video.


About bobh47955

A nature lover, photographer and a tired old man. But I am always trying to learn new things. :-)
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9 Responses to Covered Bridges of Parke County Indiana

  1. Toya says:

    beauitful Bob i love the music to.wish i could have gotten to share the senery with you.hug’s Toya

  2. Beautiful photo of the covered bridge. It reminds me of the movie ‘The Bridges of Madison County’ which certainly helped to promote these historical places. What was the purpose of covered bridges, and are they a thing of the past, or are they still being built? Thanks for the follow Bob!

    • bobh47955 says:

      Thanks for the comment.

      The real purpose of the bridges is beyond me. The only thing I know is that they were built to span the creeks so buggy/automobile travel could continue on. They restore covered bridges in Indiana and I guess in other states but as far as building new ones, it just doesn’t happen. To bad to, with the technology they now have they could really build some beautiful ones. I guess there are close to 100 of them still in Indiana. Some day I would love to go visit each one of them and of course photograph them.

      • Here is the purpose I found on Wikipedia: “The purpose of the covering is to protect the wooden structural members from the weather. Uncovered wooden bridges have a life span of only 10 to 15 years because of the effects of rain and sun.” It makes sense. I hope you get to follow your dream one day!

      • bobh47955 says:

        Thanks. I should have known that. Must be my CRS kicking in again.

  3. Good for you for documenting these bridges, and for doing it in such an appealing way.

  4. bobh47955 says:

    Thanks for the likes and comments!

  5. Linda Mason says:

    Love covered bridges beautifully done. Love the music and the sound of the water in the background. Nice trip into the past.

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