Kardtects enjoys traveling, discovering, and sharing interesting places for families to go visit. The Covered Bridges of the Northeastern States are structures not to missed if passing through the area. Their beauty and interesting architecture are a unique look into times of the past. They are historic treasures. Many of them also have parks where you can gather around, explore, and have a picnic. A perfect family outing.
One, or I should two, of the most charming Covered Bridges of the USA are the Twin Bridges in Columbia County, Pa. They are the only remaining twin bridges of the USA to see. Kardtects had the opportunity to visit these awesome structures, and take some photos of the bridges to share.
The bridges were constructed in 1884 by W.C. Pennington. These Bridges, East and West Paden, were named after John Paden who owned a sawmill nearby. Picnic Tables now fill the inside for people to come and enjoy a small piece of history surrounding them while they sit and relax.
Covered Bridges are named so because they were covered to protect their wooden structural elements from the harsh weather. This protection of roof and sides would prolong the life of the timbers used. If they were not covered the timbers would experience the effects of weathering and only last for around 10 to 15 years.
Covered, they survive much longer, and many of them today are being restored to their original splendor. Some remain in use.
Pennsylvania has the most remaining covered bridges with 219.
Besides the East and West Paden Bridges, Kardtects visited a few others. It was a beautiful fall day, and traveling around, admiring the architecture of the bridges was great fun.
Below are some photos, and some games to play. Kardtects Builds Fun Everywhere, and so in the photos is a Kardtects card house to find! Can you spot it? Sometimes it is easy, and then in others you might have to click on the image, expand it, to spot the Kardtects house.
Each of the above images do contain a ‘Kardtects card house’ to find!