Burfordville covered bridge

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Comments (5)

Lilypon on December 2, 2007

I love seeing your covered bridges Ryan! BTW does it contain a bride too? ;)

Pam (whose put this one in her faves) :D

Margrit M. Berger (S… on December 3, 2007

I like your new series! I guess, it's just used as footbridge and for bikes, and maybe for light vehicles?

Greetings, May

Ryan Calhoun on December 3, 2007

Thanks Pam! (And thanks for your spelling tip as well...I left the g out of bridge at first.)

Thanks May! Of course, all these covered bridges were built before cars were invented, but most of them were open for cars at some point during their history. This bridge was actually a toll bridge for a while. It wasn't until the flood of 1986 that it was closed to vehicle traffic. I tried to keep them out of the frame, but there are two poles in the ground on either side of the bridge to block vehicles from entering.

Greetings, Ryan

Brandon_Belew on December 5, 2007

Very picturesque! I love the texture in the wood of the bridge, and the pure blue of the sky. I'd love to walk or bike through it =)

Ryan Calhoun on December 6, 2007

Thanks Brandon! Yes, it would be very easy to take a bike over this bridge. The original road is still connected, except for the poles that block cars. You could ride through the town, across the bridge, and on to what looks like some very nice farmland in the fields beyond. It's nice to know what a place looks like before you go, so that you can plan how much time to spend and what to bring. My hope is that with my pictures, someone will be able to do just that in the future. :)


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 1, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Ryan Calhoun
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
    • Taken on 2007/10/29 11:56:05
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 22.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash