Bridgeton Covered Bridge

Inside the Bridgeton Covered Bridge
Olympus Stylus Epic Zoom 80
Fujicolor 200 (probably)

I love this photograph so much that I have a print of it framed and hanging in my home. It’s from a visit I made to the covered bridge at Bridgeton, in Parke County, Indiana, in 2006, just after it was built. Arson claimed the original 1868 covered bridge here.

When I was in my 20s, I drove up to Bridgeton and its first bridge when I needed some time alone to think. (I told that story here.) So when the new bridge was completed, I made a trip as soon as I could. I’m glad I did, because since then these beams have been covered in graffiti. I don’t mind graffiti, actually. I’m just happy to have this photo of the naked beams.


8 responses to “single frame: Inside the Bridgeton Covered Bridge”

  1. Abhinandan Kaul Avatar

    Loved your blog! <3 If you have some time, please do give a read to my blog as well!

  2. Dina Avatar

    It definetely deserves a frame. :-) Well done!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thank you!!

  3. windswept007 Avatar

    I love bridges, especially these type. We don’t have them in the UK.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Covered bridges are indigenous to the US — and only parts of the US, mostly in the midwest and out east. This bridge is in Parke County, Indiana, which has the largest concentration of covered bridges anywhere in the nation.

      1. windswept007 Avatar

        Good to know :-)

  4. peggy Avatar

    What a beautiful image; well worth a frame. While I’m sure the bridge looks fine covered in graffiti capturing the light on the bare wood is captivating.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Oh why thank you! I love this photo even now, 11 years after I shot it. I was such a beginner then and it is both luck and a capable camera that allowed me to get such good tones and decent composition.

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