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Old 07-08-2010, 03:52 PM   #21
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Pepperell Covered Bridge is finished but not open for traffic yet.
They're planning a Covered Bridge Grand Opening Extravaganza on September 1st.

So I went around it and covered about 200 miles up to Central New Hampshire and back.
I kept the AC on and averaged 32.2 MPG.

It got up to 101° F yesterday and has been 90+ for 5 days now.
It might not seem like much to you Chile Peppers from Texas, Arizona and Florida but that's hot for New England!



First up is Rowell bridge just off Rt 127 near the Hopkinton NH dam.
It was originally built in 1853 for $300.25 and spans the Contookooc River.



Up some back roads to the Dalton/Joppa Road Bridge in Warner.
It was originally built in 1853 and spans the Warner River.
It's in an awesome setting, 1/2 mile from Rt 103 but only had 1 single car traffic in the 20+ minutes I was there.
The crane picture above was shot here.
It was also used for the cover picture on the book called "New England's Covered Bridges" that I've been using as a guide.



A few miles down Rt 103 in Warner is Waterloo Bridge.
It's also very close to 103, also spans the Warner River but was built in 1857 .



When I was turning around at the next bridge I saw these through the bushes so I snuck through for a couple of shots



Up the street from the wagon is Bement Bridge in Bradford.
It's also very close to 103, also spans the Warner River but was built in 1854.
It's one of my favorites in this part of the state.
I know I'll be visiting these 3 along Rt 103 again.

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Old 07-08-2010, 03:53 PM   #22
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Up Rt 114 from Bradford through Sutton & North Sutton then then 11 East through Elkins to Andover. where I visited the last of yesterday's bridges.

I stopped at this pond along 114 to get an Arizona Diet Green Tea out of my cooler so I took a few pix.



I wasn't planning to stop at Cilleyville (Sillyville?!) walking bridge (1887 $522.63) in Andover but it was right next to 11E so:



Lastly, in Andover is Keniston Bridge.
It was built in 1879 for $745.56 and spans the Blackwater River.



I don't know what gay black whales ever did to Jesus but someone seems to think retribution is in order






I stopped to eat a pepperoni pizza at a picnic table next to a church in Harvard, Mass on my way back.
This family of stinkers (5-6 babies swarming around mama stinker) was in a hurry so it's a camera shot.


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Old 07-08-2010, 08:17 PM   #23
 
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There are a few covered bridges around where I live in WV,one of which was where a battle of the civil war took place on Phillippi,WV. I'd take some pics,but I don't feel worthy with all these SS's in this thread. lol
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:09 AM   #24
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Believe it or not I drove to a few wooden covered bridges in Vermont's Windham County today.

First I stopped at Hall/Osgood Bridge in Rockingham @ Saxtons River (1867/1982)
It was rebuilt in 1982 when an overweight truck crashed through it



Then the Victorian Village bridge in Rockingham near the restored gristmill.



Bartonsville (1870) spanning the Williams River in Rockingham



Kidder Hill Bridge (1870) in Grafton spans the Saxtons River



Begging moo-moos at Cheddar/McWilliam Bridge (1960) in Grafton - there's no food in the trough, they're just sayin...

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Old 07-12-2010, 12:12 AM   #25
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The West Dummerston Bridge (1872/1996 267 ft. long) spans the West River



Lastly the Creamery Bridge (1879) in Brattleboro spans Whetstone Brook. They're turning it into a foot traffic only bridge. The locals say "That sucks". I agree.



Worrall Bridge in Rockingham and Williamsville Bridge in Newfane are both undergoing restoration.
It's a PITA to drive to them and have to double back but that's life in the Big Green.
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:43 PM   #26
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I took a drive through southern Vermont and the Green Mountain National Forest on Sunday.
The pix start & finish at Wilson Graves.
The first is in Shelburne Falls, Mass, the last are in East Dorset Vt.

The bridges are all in Bennington County, Vt.
The first 3 span the Walloomsac River and are within 2 miles of each other.

First up is Silk Road bridge in North Bennington.



Locals usually treat tourists like we're a PITA.
This nice couple owns the land surrounding the Paper Mill Village bridge in North Bennington.
They're making a trail system and getting the landscaping ready for an information kiosk all at their own expense.
I thanked them and shared my Heath candy bar with them since I don't 420 anymore



Next is the Burt Henry covered bridge also in North Bennington.

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From Bennington I rolled up to Arlington, Vt.

Arlington Green covered bridge (1852) spans Batten Kill.



I spotted this topless bridge spanning Batten Kill on my way to the next covered one.

I tried to get Dawn to give me a topless shot at the topless bridge.
She said I'd find those shots in 1984-1986 Easyriders Magazine.
I've been looking through my old ERs but I'm missing a few issues from those years



Last bridge on Sunday's tour is Chiselville (1870) spanning the Roaring Branch of Batten Kill.



I drove up to East Dorset Vt to pay my respects and visit the Bill W. house again.
Stacks of about 25 LOS chips from 90 days to 41 years.
This guy help save anyone else in here's life?



I drove about 20 miles of dirt road through the Green Mountain National Forest on the way back.
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sour...,0.292854&z=12
It was very fun & spooky driving it at night.
That 1 road probably has enough interesting features and side trips for an entire day of picnicing, swimming and hiking.

I'll be back.
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Old 07-25-2010, 01:09 AM   #28
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Visited 18 covered bridges in Central Vermont yesterday.
400 mile trip on no sleep and a trashed left ankle. Automatic tranny FTW!
Here are a couple of shots from Clay White Road (the mailbox and view), Clay White Hill Road and a random knothole view.

I turned around at a hunting shack on the the hell, I mean hill road because it got 10x worse than the picture.
HHRSS was doing great but paint would get scraped to correctly navigate the rocks/ruts if I kept going.
I was happy to get out with my intercooler intact.
I was over 2 miles into the woods with no sleep, a badly injured (but recovering) ankle and no bug spray.
Hobbling a couple of miles out of bear-land would have really sucked.

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And here are the bridges (they're all in Vermont)

First up is Upper Falls Covered Bridge in Perkinsville



The next two are 2.5 miles apart in Brownsville.
They look identical but notice the grass height at the cow catcher.



The next 3 are in Woodstock, about 3.5 miles from each other.



I don't know why they're advertising a Bon Jovi CD.
I like Wanted Dead Or Alive but WTF?
Maybe it's craftsman graffitti.




Quechee Covered Bridge in White River Junction is 1 mile from Quechee Gorge Bridge
A popular 165 feet deep swan dive to the river below site.



Little Red Rooster @ Braley Covered Bridge in Randolph Center

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Gifford covered bridge in Randolph Center is in an awesome setting with a big honking hill beyond it



Hyde covered bridge in South Randolph & $8 a head



It was after Hyde Bridge that I took that detour up/down/back the 4WD hill 2 posts up, it did NOT save me any time

The next 6 bridges are within 8 miles of each other in Tunbridge (Ton of bridges hah)

Here's Howe and a Cilley bridge



Then Mill covered bridge



Larkin & Flint covered bridges



Moxley in Tunbridge and Thetford Center bridge about 18 miles away
Had to dodge a little snapping turtle bolting across the road @ about 1 MPD on the way to Thetford



Lastly it's Union Village covered bridge in East Thetford and a long way home



Somebody comment on this stuff soze I know I'm not gittin ignored

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