Tuesday, June 10, 2008

U is for Unique for ABC Wednesday


U is for Urney, the name of this covered bridge that crosses Trout Creek in Kings County. The Urney Covered Bridge is just one example of the 64 covered bridges still existing in the province of New Brunswick. At a time when bridges were made of wood, a roof would be built over it to protect it from the rain and snow. The Urney Covered Bridge was built in 1905. All of the covered bridges shown here are still in use today.
U is for Upper, as in the location of the Burpee Covered Bridge at Upper Gaspereau Forks in Queens County. The Burpee Covered Bridge was built in 1913.
U is for Underneath for this is something very important to take into consideration if you want to drive a really tall vehicle though a covered bridge. Will it fit underneath the roof of the bridge? This height girder in front of the Budd Covered Bridge in Westmorland County tells us that the height of the bridge opening is 3.6 meters. The Budd Covered Bridge was built in 1913. U is for unique and there are a couple of features that make this Point Wolfe Covered Bridge so. Covered bridges are no longer being built for New Brusnwick highways but this one at Fundy National Park in Albert County was built in 1992. This was an exception as this bridge was built to replace a previous one that was an historical landmark and had been destroyed by a construction accident in 1990. Also this covered bridge is red and I think it might be the only one that has been painted.
U is for undeniable and that's what the setting of this Tynemouth Creek Covered Bridge in Saint John County is, undeniably beautiful! This bridge was built in 1927.
U is for up, and if you look up in some covered bridges you might find that a Barn Swallow has built its nest, like this one did in the Starkey Covered Bridge.
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My appreciation and thanks to Mrs. Nesbitt's Place for hosting ABC Wednesday.

22 comments:

Petunia said...

Great choice and lovely photos:)

Petunia's ABC

ellen b said...

Oh I love the u's you found. Very nice...

Texas Travelers said...

Great post over here at the photoblog today. The covered bridges look great here with all of the other terrific photography.

I am sure the barn swallow likes the bridge.

U is Under scrutiny.
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Troy and Martha

Judy said...

Oh I enjoyed reading this U post. I love the covered bridges.

leslie said...

You took me back to when we traveled through New Brunswick and walked through the longest covered bridge! Fabulous shots and unique entries for our U-day. :D

John said...

Great shots and nice choices for U!

granmal said...

Covered Bridges - all were very pretty. Lovely pictures.

mrsnesbitt said...

Great selection! You must check out Rune's bridge project. If you go to my previous post you will see the link. I am not technical enough to link it here! LOL!

RuneE said...

It was an interesting and well documented bridge (I am interested in bridges) - but why did they cover them

babooshka said...

Bridges and birds images. Two of my favourite thing to capture. well done.

me ann my camera said...

runee:
As the bridges were made of wood they were covered to protect the flooring of the bridge from the destructive weather elements.

Mental P Mama said...

Beautiful shots! I love this U business...

Kelly said...

A perfect title! These are beautiful!

bobbie said...

Beautiful bridges, and a very special picture of the swallow and nest.

nonizamboni said...

I enjoyed this 'u' post so much! Covered bridges are so rare anymore and you have quite a collection in your area. Of course, I loved the swallow the most :O)

Katney said...

Wonderfully done , unique collection of covered bridges. Uniquely presented.

Neva said...

What a great post on covered bridges. They are awesome either up or under!
Mine is here.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

It's not very often I'll see the covered bridges... this is a very nice one... good choice for the U.
Thanks for coming by my blog.. I appreciate it.
Mountain Retreat

Max-e said...

I love the look of these covered bridges

Louis la Vache said...

Wonderful old bridges!

For ABC Wednesday, "Louis" did Urban Art.

Mary said...

Lovely pictures! That is very smart to have that height girder in front to keep people from damaging the bridge. Some idiots would just go ahead and drive into it and get stuck or destroy it. This fall, I will have to go to the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival and take pictures of some of Indiana's covered bridges :-) Many of them can only be walked across. I have a few shots but not very many.

Nydia said...

Sweet U photos. I think covered bridges are so charming! Thanks for the lessons! :)
Hugs from Nydia, Brazil.

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