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walter
walter

Covered bridge in Vermont. πŸ“·

jean
jean

@walter For the first time ever, the question occurs to me: why cover a bridge? πŸ€”

walter
walter

@jean Per my cousin (an expert on these matters) it’s to help the horses be less nervous and they last longer, as they are protected from snow and rain.

mjdescy
mjdescy

@jean Historically, many bridges were toll bridges. Covered bridges were fancy toll bridges. They could charge more for a crossing.

Pilchuck
Pilchuck

@jean If they are built right, it makes the bridge stronger, and the cover makes the wood bridge last up to 5 times as long.

hawaiiboy
hawaiiboy

@Pilchuck I recently saw a show on covered bridges. Amazing history as well as simple technology that works.

maique
maique

@jean Had the same question, glad you asked. Learned something new from the replies 😊

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linnefaulk
linnefaulk

@jean to keep water off and freezing between the boards and creating gaps when it expands then thaws

jean
jean

@linnefaulk I love how educational this photoblogging post turned out to be!

amit
amit

@jean This thread's brilliant πŸ‘πŸ˜Š