Photographer's Note

First covered bridges were built in Asia and in Europe, mainly in Switzerland, and some of them date from 12th and 13th centuries.

American engineer Thimothy Palmer built the first covered bridge in America. The idea was to protect the structure from bad weather; probable lifespan of not more than 15 years passed thus to several decades. This method was then taken on several works in the United States and Canada.

In addition to being relatively economic and easy to build with local materials, they agreeably decorated the landscape of the countryside.

There are many of them still in fuction today.

This one is located in the "Quebecer Village of yore".

Other views in Workshop#1, lateral, and in Workshop#2, architectural details.

I had already posted another one which is in function in the true life, located in Ulverton… see here.

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