Here are a few pictures from the Covered Bridge Tour in Indiana, a good well organized tour but the roads are on the rough side, i have a broken turn signal bracket, a bent tie rod, a loose steering arm in the taper fit and a bad oil leak at the pan.
Wonderful Photos. I miss the covered bridge in our county. The Blenheim covered bridge was the world's longest single span wooden covered bridge. The bridge was 232 feet long with an open span of 210 feet. It was so massive when it was completed on the river in the late 1850's everyone thought it would fall. The builder stood on the roof as they took the supports out and shouted "if this bridge doesn't hold I swear I won't see another sunrise!" The Bridge stood for over 150 years until August of 2011, when The river swelled so bad from hurricane Irene that it swept our bridge away and smashed it.
We had three covered bridges close to me that were favorites for car club tours. One of the favorites, White's Bridge, (no relation) was burned down last year by arsonists. There is a grass roots effort to rebuild it but the cost is high and progress slow.
Another nearby covered bridge is the Fallasburg bridge. Despite signs warning of weight and height limits some bozo tried to drive his cement truck over the bridge causing much damage. Although exceeding the weight limit by several times the bridge held and is still in service. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallasburg_Bridge
More photos? Bring 'em on!
I like the round barn in one of the pics. You don't see many of those any more. Probably the most famous one was built by the Shakers in Hancock, Mass. in 1826.