Covered Bridge Photos

I have long had a fascination with covered bridges. A throwback to bygone days, when horses and buggies were the principal mode of transportation, many still survive throughout North America. Though some have been retired from service, many are still in active use. And, because they can be an efficient method for bridge-building, in some areas new bridges are being built and older ones renovated for continued use.

When I have a chance, I like to make photographs of these bridges. I’ve done so in several states, but most notably in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Vermont, where significant numbers of these historical artifacts can be found and enjoyed. Shown here are some of my favorite photos of covered bridges.

If you are a fan of these bridges, or like any of these photos, they’re available for purchase in a variety of forms–as framed or unframed prints, printed on coffee mugs, blankets, and a variety of other objects. You’ll find them at

State Road Bridge, a town truss type, is 157′ long and was built in 1983. It crosses Conneaut Creek in Ashtabula County, Ohio.

Henry Bridge, originally built in 1840, it was completely reconstructed in 1989. It is a town lattice type bridge and crosses the Walloomsac River in Bennington, Vermont.
Brown Bridge, built in 1880, crosses Cold River in Shrewsbury, Vermont. It is a town lattice type bridge and is 112′ long.
Snook’s Bridge, built in 1880, crosses Dunnings Creek in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. It is a Burr truss type bridge and is 80′ long.

Published by Norman Reid

I worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for 27 years in the field of rural community and economic development. I retired a few years ago and have been devoting my time to photography and writing. I've been a semi-pro photographer for more than 25 years and sell my work on the Web. I live in rural Virginia not far from the Shenandoah Valley.

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