New England Covered Bridge

Covered bridges like the one in this painting are not only scenic, but their original purpose was to protect wooden bridges from deteriorating. In the nineteenth century, bridges were made of wood and would last, when exposed to the ravages of a New England winter, less than 10 years. But with a roof over them, they would stay sound for up to 80 years.
There are many covered bridges still in New England, especially in Vermont, where there are more per square mile than anywhere else. This one is in the New Hampshire White Mountain National Forest at the Covered Bridge Campground.

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