I hadn’t hit the road since my family’s Route 66 trip in April, leading to considerable pent-up wanderlust. We finished a tough project at work recently, one that wrung me out, so I took a day off to wring out my stress on some twisty road somewhere. I was in the mood for visiting some places I’d been before, to visit some old friends.
One of those friends was the Medora covered bridge, which is on the original alignment of US 50 in Jackson County. Here’s what she looked like the last time I visited, in 2010, while she was undergoing a restoration.
That’s why I wanted to see her again: she’d been finished for quite some time.
I was happy to find that the restoration hadn’t removed the graffiti on the trusses. Leon’s declaration of love for Lorene lives to see another day.
With three spans, at 431 feet, 10 inches, this is the longest covered bridge in the United States. It is great to see it returned to glorious condition.
One of my favorite places on Earth is the covered bridge at Bridgeton. See it here.