Bridge the Gap

Bridge the Gap

By: Tony White Fall is just around the corner and I remember a favorite family activity growing up was the Park County Covered Bridge Festival. I read a blog post yesterday that took me back to those days of my youth, meandering around the countryside crammed in the backseat of the station wagon looking at, what I then thought of as, “a bunch of old bridges.” Oh, don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the adventure.  There were, after all, corndogs, and cotton candy around just about every bend. What I failed to notice at the time was the beauty these structures possess in their simplicity.  The engineering that keeps them standing all these years later is the poetry of their beauty. Here are a couple links if this post has sparked your interest as much as the one I read did. Indiana Covered Bridge Society covers all things covered bridge in the state of Indiana. The Focus on Local History Bulletin explains the various types of covered bridges and where they can be found in the state. The Moscow Bridge in Rush County is a beloved bridge that was destroyed in a tornado in 2008 and rebuilt in 2010.

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