Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Northfield Falls' Covered Bridges!


Yesterday after hubby's seminar session, we went to see the sights! Just down the road a few miles in Northfield Falls on Cox Brook (that runs into the Dog River), there are three covered bridges right in a row. They all date from the 1870's and there is a sign that warns you: "horses at a walk" thru the bridge.

We learned a little about their architectural designs as two of them are Queen's Post design and the third is a Town Lattice design. We didn't get good pictures of the inside of the structures, although if you look close you can see the lattice design on the inside of the first picture and the vertical posts of the Queen's Post design in the last picture. Bridges are in very good repair, kept up by the Northfield Falls township. The country lane that goes thru them is called Cox Brook Road and it is dotted with delightful old homes in very good repair and upkeep (some of them are the saltbox style) and all with pretty flowers and beautiful manicured lawns; they are a nestled in rolling deciduous forest with green grassy areas in full display with wild flowers--buttercups and lupines, to name a few. At one point under the one bridge in Cox Brook were some local children playing in the brook while their mom kept watch from the grassy slope. We took lots of pictures, here are just a few:


4 comments:

Nico Designs said...

I like bridges and water. There is something so romantic about an old bridge--and that was before I read Bridges of Madison County!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I love the picture with the reflection in the water! Very serene :)

TiLT said...

Fantastic pics :) Sounds like a beautiful place

storybeader said...

covered bridges are so wonderful! Love the pics {:-D