Covered Bridges

A covered bridge is a timber-truss bridge with a roof, decking, and siding, which in most covered bridges create an almost complete enclosure. The purpose of the covering is to protect the wooden structural members from the weather.

Here are a couple of covered bridges in North Carolina.

Covered Bridge in Hart Park
Covered Bridge to a Winery

Stone Arch Bridge at Night – Minneapolis

Stone Arch Bridge was built between 1881 and 1883 to carry the Minneapolis Union Railroad over the Mississippi River just below St. Anthony Falls in Minneapolis. Originally the bridge had 23 limestone arches with spans ranging from 40 to 98 feet.

Stone Arch Bridge at Night Minneapolis

Sunset at Talmadge Bridge, Savannah

The Talmadge Memorial Bridge was completed in November, 1990. It is described as a “cable-stayed bridge”, which replaced the previous cantilever truss bridge which was built in 1953. The bridge provides 185 ft. of vertical navigational clearance at Mean High Water. With a main span of 1100 ft. and a total length of 1.9 miles the new Talmadge Memorial carries the 4 lanes of traffic on Hwy 17 over the Savannah River. 

Sunset at Talmadge Bridge Savannah

A Bridge from a Bridge – New Bern

A view of the Neuse River Bridge from the Alfred A Cunningham Bridge, a drawbridge in New Bern, North Carolina..

The Neuse River Bridge, one of the largest public works projects in North Carolina, provided a complex yet functional bypass at the historic town of New Bern.

A Bridge from a Bridge New Bern

Bay Bridge San Francisco

The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, known locally as the Bay Bridge, is a complex of bridges spanning San Francisco Bay in California. As part of Interstate 80 and the direct road between San Francisco and Oakland, it carries about 260,000 vehicles a day on its two decks.

Bay Bridge San Francisco

A City of Bridges – Pittsburgh

Affectionately known as the “City of Bridges,” Pittsburgh boasts 446 bridges – more than any other city in the world, including Venice, Italy. Long before the majestic bridges soared above the Three Rivers, Pittsburgh was a rugged terrain of deep valleys, creeks, and rivers, isolating many of the city’s residents.

A City of Bridges – Pittsburgh

Lights on Market Street Bridge Chattanooga

The Market Street Bridge, officially referred to as the John Ross Bridge, is a bascule bridge that spans the Tennessee River between downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the Northshore District. It looks spectacular lighted up at blue hour.

Lights on Market Street Bridge Chattanooga

Somesville Arched Wooden Footbridge in Maine

Located just outside of Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island is one of the most photographed and visually stunning bridges in all of Maine. The Somesville Bridge is certain to capture your attention—the arched wooden footbridge, with its brilliant white coat, spans the waters of Somes Creek.

Somesville Arched Wooden Footbridge in Maine

Bridges Leading to Harrisburg

Walnut Street and Market Street bridges over Susquehanna River leading to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

The Walnut Street Bridge also known as The People’s Bridge, is a truss bridge that spanned the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg until 1996. Built in 1890, it is the oldest remaining bridge connecting Harrisburg’s downtown and Riverfront Park with City Island. Since flooding in 1996 collapsed sections of the western span, it no longer connects to the West Shore.

The Market Street Bridge is a stone arch bridge that spans the Susquehanna River between Harrisburg and Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania. The current structure is the third bridge built at its current location and is the second oldest remaining bridge in Harrisburg.

Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco

Posting a series of images of bridges across the country and the world.

The 1.7-mile-long Golden Gate Bridge, an icon of the San Francisco Bay region, connects the city of San Francisco to Marin County, California. At its completion in 1937, the suspension bridge was considered an engineering marvel—the longest main suspension bridge span in the world.

Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco