Friday, November 11, 2011

Covered Bridge, Burfordsville

While now closed to traffic, the Burfordsville covered bridge still allows visitors to walk across the river to photograph the mill.One of only four or five covered bridges left in Missouri, the bridge used a new technology that included a steel tie bar in addition to the two crossed beams.The roof was not just to protect the bridge, but also offered shelter in thunderstorms to travelers caught in the rain.At harvest time, all of the farmers from the surrounding area would come together at the mill and bridge to grind their grain and celebrate the fall season.

1 comment:

  1. What an amazing and unique bridge with a rich history. I don't know if I could walk across it though; I have a bridge phobia and always afraid of any bridge collapsing...


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