Monday, March 23, 2009

That's My World - Frankenmuth Covered Bridge



One of my favorite places to visit in my home state of Michigan is Frankenmuth. I have many pictures I could share, but for now, I will focus on the wooden covered bridge that crosses over the Cass River. The bridge, built in 1979, is 239 feet long, weighs 230 tons, and is made completely of wood.

This first shot, shown below is the west side entrance.






Here's a shot from the southern side of the bridge





This photo is a small scale of the larger bridge. This mini is located in a shopping area just to the southwest of the bridge.





And this last shot is of the south side walk way that runs along side the bridge.


More info about this bridge can be found here.

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12 comments:

Me and my puppies said...

I love cover bridges. Madison County?

ewok1993 said...

Me too I love covered bridges. Don't have any out here in my world (SF Bay Area), tough for me eh.

alicesg said...

Wow that is a very unique bridge with roof. Beautiful.

Shellmo said...

I love Frankenmuth and especially enjoyed your photos! we live in a great state!

SandyCarlson said...

The pedestrian way makes for some dramatic photography!

Baruch said...

Unique and interesting

Arija said...

I do wish more of these beautiful bridges were built now. Many of the lovely covered bridges of the New England states are closed to traffic due to disrepair and in high snowfall areas they are quite vital, also very scenic and lovely for pedestrians or as shelter when caught in a storm. Thank you for this beautiful post.

W. Latane Barton said...

I love covered bridges but I have a question. Why did they cover them?

Anonymous said...

AWESOME Shan!!! You really need to start selling these!!

Erin said...

what an interesting bridge...i like that walkway along the side of it. what was the reason for building this style of bridge in the area? are there others like it?
just curious.

have a wonderful week.

Shannon said...

W. Latane & Erin...

I tried to find an answer to your question, but couldn't find much. I do think it has to do with keeping snow off the bridge though..

Anonymous said...

My mom, sister and I are on our way to see this bridge in the morning. After seeing your photo's I cant' wait! Just love our state! So many wonderful photo ops!