Crooks Bridge

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 26 November 2014 in Transportation and Portfolio.

When I was visiting my mom in Chicago in September, she showed me an article from the Tribune about a county in Indiana with covered bridges. Parke County IN is about three hours south of Chicago, right on the Illinois/Indiana border. It reportedly has 31 covered bridges, most original, and most still in use. So instead of heading straight home, we spent an extra day on the road and visited a half dozen of the bridges and other rural and small town sights.

SONY SLT-A77V 1/60 second F/9.0 ISO 200 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Well worth a detour for sure . . amazing these are still in use but, of course, it is the 'covering' that is key to that !

26 Nov 2014 6:32am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Fantastic that you were able to visit some of them !! A beautiful composition .

26 Nov 2014 10:18am

Toscana from Baden, France

one of my dreams : to see one of this bridges !!
Bonne journée, amitiés.

26 Nov 2014 10:29am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Joli pont protégé..... )

26 Nov 2014 12:55pm

franz from Baden, Austria

time well spent on the road, that's for sure! there are quite a few surprises on those country roads, and this is a particularly nice one !

26 Nov 2014 1:20pm

Slackwater Don from Spokane, United States

You shot this fine covered bridge from a very good point of view. I like seeing the side of the cover along with the entrance warnings. That must have been an excellent side trip.

26 Nov 2014 4:28pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

good shot

26 Nov 2014 6:40pm

John Maslowski from United States

Beautiful capture of this amazing covered bridge. Here in Pennsylvania we have a lot of covered bridges and they are truly fascinating.

27 Nov 2014 12:16am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That really is a nice looking bridge.

27 Nov 2014 1:55am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is a beautiful bridge! I love covered bridges. A gorgeous image! I am glad that you took a side trip to see them!

27 Nov 2014 2:49am

CreatednotFound from Edinburgh, United Kingdom

This makes me think of the bridge from the Beatles Juice movie, the one the couple falls off in the beginning. Nice angle, captures the full length of the bridge.

27 Nov 2014 2:51am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Totally cool! I would like to shoot these one day. I did all the Oregon covered bridges.

27 Nov 2014 4:54am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


27 Nov 2014 12:33pm