Wakefield Covered Bridge

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Comments (19)

Marilyn Whiteley on February 4, 2010

The original 1915 Wakefield covered bridge across the Gatineau river was destroyed by fire in 1984. People in the community deeply regretted the arson and banded together to support the construction of a replica, which was opened in 1998.

Ivo Kindel on February 4, 2010

É uma bela ponte. Valeu o esforço e a união da comunidade para a construção da réplica, que ficou linda. Parabéns pela foto e infomações, Marilyn Whiteley.

Abraço, kindel

Irene Steeves on February 5, 2010

Excellent composition and capture, grats, Irene

JLourenco on February 5, 2010

Great photo showing the red against the white snow! This is type of construction is considered an Heritage Building! Covered bridges were built to shelter the road surface from snow, rain and maintain the bridge from having constant repairs! When you cover one wood structure you are shore that structure is going to last longer! lol! A bit of information which some of you already know, but for the ones who did not know they can find interesting!

Greetings & salutations, JLourenco

Marilyn Whiteley on February 5, 2010

Thank you kindel and Irene, for your comments, and thanks, JLourenco, for adding that good background information. Perpaps we should also tell people that covered bridges are also known as kissing bridges - for obvious reasons!

Ian Stehbens on February 5, 2010

Dear Marilyn,

I was in Ohio once and asked to be guided on a tour of some covered bridges. Loved them, and my imagination could create many likely stories to go with them, had I lived near them as a child! This is a very inviting image especially because of the bright colour.

Thanks for this delightful image, and significant record.


(PS: Is your geolocator correct, Marilyn?)

Marilyn Whiteley on February 5, 2010

Thanks for alerting me, Ian. I was turned around at the time because we reached it from the north, which I wasn't expecting since Ottawa is to the south! And I retained that confusion when I tried to map it. Now I've got it.

Years ago, I spent a lovely day or two looking at covered bridges while Hugh attended a meeting held on the Vermont/New Hampshire border. Alas, that was long before the days of digital cameras.


lakegeneva on February 6, 2010

J'aime cette jolie photo. Bravo.


nikduserm.com on February 6, 2010

Nice, I like covereded bridges. Pitty the original burned down. Anyway I've never hear that kissing-bridges' story. Great :-) nik

not1word on February 7, 2010

That's a nice one, Marilyn. I, too, like the red bridge jumping out from the white snowy background.

Marilyn Whiteley on February 7, 2010

Thanks for your comments, Jérôme, nik, and n1w.

We intended to take our 15-month-old grandson to his uncle's house while his mother had an appointment, but he fell asleep in the car after about four minutes, so we went for a long drive - to see this bridge. (I had been there only once, long before the old bridge burned.) I'm so glad we went on such a beautiful afternoon!

Greetings, Marilyn

Ria Maat on February 8, 2010

Beautiful winter photo Marilyn! The composition and colours are just nice!

Greetings from Ria

Conquilha on February 20, 2010

Impressive bridge,

by Conquilha

Pierre Durand on February 24, 2010

Very nice picture of a red covered bridge ! in Europe we don't know this architectur! Best regards from France


Ronecol on March 1, 2010

Marilyn: I saw this bridge a few times when I lived near Ottawa and travelled to a friend's cottage in the area.

If you would like to see a much smaller one that I photographed a few days ago in Southern Georgia...here's the LINK

Greetings Ron

Marilyn Whiteley on March 13, 2010

I'm sorry I've been slow, Ria, Conquilha, Pierre, and Ron. Because of a computer crash and some other issues I haven't been on Panoramio much lately, but I hope to do better soon. Thank you for all your nice comments.

Greetings, Marilyn

em_mar_10 on April 21, 2010

Wow - this is the longest covered bridge I've ever seen! Thanks for sharing your collection, Marilyn!

Paul Sorensen on April 21, 2010

Great winter picture! Best regards Paul.

JBTHEMILKER on August 19, 2010

I was on my way to your silo tag and found your bridge tag. Boy! you do well at capturing the feeling of bridges. I love your bridge tag.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 4, 2010
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    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2010/02/02 15:24:39
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1600)
    • Focal Length: 42.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO800
    • Exposure Bias: 0.70 EV
    • No flash