The Bridges of Columbia County

Pennsylvania has 219 covered bridges, the most of any state in the US. The bridges were covered to protect the wooden structural supports and allow them to last longer. The also provided shelter for pedestrians and vehicles in bad weather. Columbia County has one of the largest concentrations of covered bridges in Pennsylvania. I photographed some of them on a recent trip.

 

The Rupert covered bridge. I like the juxtaposition of the train line and the old covered bridge.

 

A marked bike trail crosses the bridge.

 

I love the bridges with windows.

 

The train bridge adjacent to the Rupert covered bridge.

 

The Wanich covered bridge.

 

The Creasyville covered bridge.

 

The Patterson covered bridge with some detail.

 

 

 

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