Covered Bridges

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Midweek Inspiration – Covered Bridges


I don’t know why, but I love covered bridges!

This picture was taken in southern Vermont a few weeks ago. Bobby and I were on a tour bus, and whenever we’d pull over for a covered bridge, everyone would scramble off to take photos.

Covered bridges remind us of our past, they remind us of simpler times, and they spark our imagination.

As we find ourselves in the midst of fall, I hope that you enjoy this season. Take a walk. Maybe get in the car and drive to the next town, to somewhere you haven’t been in a while. Who knows? You might come upon a reminder of our past.



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9 thoughts on “Covered Bridges

  1. Judy B

    I too love covered bridges. I can’t explain why….there is just something about them. Maybe it is a thing of the past that I long to experience.

    I’m looking forward to seeing some fall colors as we make a trip to Goshen, Indiana next Saturday for the wedding of a dear youth Pastor. The Saturday after the wedding we will be taking a trip to Shipshewana, Indiana to enjoy the musical The Confession. I can’t wait. Time spent with my hubby and short road trips to just relax and enjoy.

    Thanks for your post Vannetta.

    Judy B

  2. mb55

    Vannetta, I love covered bridges too. We have taken several road trips that involved stopping at every covered bridge for a Kodak moment. Love, love, love them!


      I have not seen a covered since my husband,son, and I went to Lancaster Country. I wish many times we could go back to those good ole days.I have always admired the Amish lifestyle and their simple kind of life style.,I read ever thing I can on them. Have a bless day Vannertta

  3. Melissa L.

    Oh I love covered bridges. I love to get out and walk on them. See where the cars and trucks once drove over them. So many cannot be driven over any more or only one car at a time. To think of how many times back in the days that horse and buggies rode over the bridges. I often wonder if they covered them back then to help reduce on ice and things in the winter months. Now a days you always see the signs that say bridges freeze before roads. It was also where a courting couple could steal a kiss out of prying eyes also. Thank you Judy C for the link to the pictures.

  4. Laurel

    My mom and I have always loved them too. I think it is largely because the house my mom grew up in and that I consider my grandparent’s house (prior to the one they live in now) was at the top of a hill with a covered bridge. I remember having tea parties on the front porch with Grandma and watching the cars come through it and people walking and fishermen climbing down the banks. Sweet memories. 🙂