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Art & Inspiration Sunday Family Covered Bridge Tour

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  1. Petejoe
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    The family decided to take the Covered Bridge tour of Ashtabula county.
    What a fun day. We spent 11 hrs hitting 12 of the twenty bridges in the area.
    Here’s some pictures.

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  2. GordonC
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    Wow! What a great way to spend the day!
     
  3. Rckt98
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    Looks like fun. I especially like the first photo, it always pays to have a sober driver on a big day out. LOL.
     
  4. Is that anywhere near Madison county ?

    Tommy
     

  5. gene-koning
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    My wife and I did a weekend covered bridge trip several years ago in Indiana. It was a fun weekend. We may have to do that again. Gene
     
  6. BuckeyeBuicks
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    If that cute little girl is the DD you better get her a booster seat and big blocks on the pedals:D
    That looks like a great way to spend the day, thanks for the pictures PeteJoe!!
     
  7. Stogy
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    The Wild Blue Yonder one of the best places to spread out the Hotrod Wings and the bridges add some ambience for sure...Tell me what the Heck is the reason for covering the bridge? To prevent rot? Cool none the less...Thanks for sharing @Petejoe
     
  8. OLDSMAN
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    Madison county is in Iowa near Des Moines, that is also very neat to see.
     
  9. Petejoe
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    Thanks everyone.
    This was in Ohio in Ashtabula county.
    A few more.

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  10. { THANKS } Petejoe, 20160228_141546.jpg The number one reason is strength. It helps spread the bearing load evenly so you can make a longer span. Secondly it helps to preserve the wood from the elements so it will last longer. Then thirdly in the days of rideing horses, and open buggies it helped if a storm was brewing to head to the nearsest covered bridge . I'll add a couple photos of one I took near New Market Va. Thanks for the pictures Pete Looks like the perfect day! :) Ron........... 20160220_131538.jpg
     
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  11. Petejoe
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    Yes. To prevent rot.
    Many of these were repaired, some rebuilt to exact specs.
    Some seemed alittle scary passing over.
    The vehicles were totally dust covered traveling the gravel and yes dirt roads by the end of the day. 200 miles total.
     
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  12. greener200
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    Nice to see a semblance of life getting back to normal .This is what its about ! Great kids ,Great cars and great adventure. Thanks for the ride !
     
  13. Petejoe
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    Next trip coming soon.

    Waterfall Tour!

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  14. Love to see the old covered bridges, the only ones left standing in my area were burnt down by vandals back in the 70's.

    Looks like a beautiful area to enjoy with the family. HRP
     
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  15. Looks like a lotta fun!
     
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  16. What a great excuse for a road trip.we went to see one for the first time in glenarm il whilst on trip on Route 66 and same as some of you wondered why they were built covered.didn’t realise you could still drive through some of them,on a different subject is it possible to still drive through a great redwood anymore?
     
  17. S10_Man
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  18. S10_Man
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    One of the drive through redwoods blew down a few years ago. Not sure if there were more than one or not.
     
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  19. stpaulsdealmaker
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    That looks like fun,we got one about 2 hrs away from me here in N C it is near the State Zoo in Ashboro N C
     
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  20. Petejoe
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    Last of the crew.


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  21. That's a nice 56 wagon looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for the pictures
     
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  22. dwollam
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    I have personally driven through 3 in CA with 2 different cars in 2011 and 2012.

    Dave

    Here are 3 of them in 2011. The Shrine Drive thru tree is the 2nd pic. It was badly damaged by fire years ago. The last pic is the sign from it. The 1st pic is a privately owned one. Trailers not allowed but I slipped my tiny TrailorBoat through!

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