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> Rode to Euharlee, Georgia today.........
Bamsambo
post Nov 15 2009, 05:21 PM
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...to look at a covered bridge. The bridge was built in 1886 by a former slave. The wall braces are actually held together by wooden pegs. The bridge is 168 feet long and is closed to the public.

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post Nov 15 2009, 05:36 PM
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Nice shots, Sammy. I love those old bridges. Pa. has lots of em too.
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post Nov 15 2009, 05:52 PM
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Nice bridge. In Missouri near where I grew up we had an old covered bridge. http://www.parismo.net/union_covered_bridge.htm They are nice to visit. I have not seen one here in N. Alabama.
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post Nov 15 2009, 05:55 PM
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LOL, these really DO EXIST!

http://www.madisoncounty.com/bridge.html
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post Nov 15 2009, 06:16 PM
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Cool picks Sammy
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post Nov 15 2009, 06:44 PM
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Nice, Sammy. That always makes a good destination ride. We have many covered bridges here in Ohio. The closest one I am aware of is about 15 miles from the house.
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post Nov 15 2009, 08:43 PM
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http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2234949480088683927dXYnOZ
One near where I grew up.

Lot's of 'em here. http://www.coveredbridges.com/

They're always a good thing to ride to!
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post Nov 15 2009, 09:12 PM
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We have a Golden bridge thats really rust colored .......... :/

Cool picks Bam ....wooden pegs .......crazy .............. someone's scribble ......... tastless ..
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post Nov 15 2009, 09:49 PM
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That's sweet Bam.
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post Nov 15 2009, 11:03 PM
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Stupid question:

other than the looks, is there a specific reason for the "cover" especially only on half the bridge?

Just curious, but cool bridge. OLD!
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post Nov 16 2009, 05:39 AM
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QUOTE(T-Willy @ Nov 15 2009, 11:03 PM) *
Stupid question:

other than the looks, is there a specific reason for the "cover" especially only on half the bridge?

Just curious, but cool bridge. OLD!


The cover is to protect the bridge from weather damage.
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post Nov 16 2009, 08:01 AM
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The large flooring timbers are harder and more expensive to replace than thin roofing/siding.
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post Nov 16 2009, 07:58 PM
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Oh, well that explains why they only do half! (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/wtf.gif)
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post Nov 16 2009, 08:18 PM
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QUOTE(T-Willy @ Nov 16 2009, 06:58 PM) *
Oh, well that explains why they only do half! (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/wtf.gif)


I''m betting the other half is not original. Just modern day folks trying to "match" the feel of the old bridge. Creeks have a habit of changing their course in a 150 years. Looks to me like a flood might have blown around the end at some point.

Ever ride on wood in the rain? Yowza!!!
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post Nov 16 2009, 10:31 PM
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Well hell, I dunno. But I searched for that bridge and found it. It is located over a slight bend in the river. The part that is covered is over the "channel" or rather the part that is always wet. The part that is not covered is over the low lying flat area near the water that is only wet after a good rain (I don't know what that terrain feature is called). You can see in these two screen shots from Bing Maps how the covered portion is situated over the water and the uncovered part is really just the ramp to get to the main portion of the bridge. Perhaps, and I'm only guessing here, it is easier to repair the portions that are not over water.Attached File  bridge.JPG ( 25.52k ) Number of downloads: 1
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Well damn, thanks for trying. Like always, I was just smartin off. Figured the weather was just a lot harsher on that side! (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/miner.gif)
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