9 August 2014
photo: Bob Arnold
You can see the abutments are in place. A bit too phony stone for my taste, akin to what is being done on the massive overpass on Interstate 91 between exits 2 & 3 in Brattleboro, which should look impressive enough in that environment. Better than plain concrete.
If the same care could be drawn into the covered bridge, as is being devoted to the abutment (the core), which should stand strong for over 200 years, we'd have something historical and memorable to remember our own heritage by. This is what forefathers and old farmers usually fall back on in their memories and stories — the real stuff —an old bridge that survived a hurricane, and slowed us and a whole valley down to the measure of a walk. Feel lucky a second time. Any Vermont town can have a bridge you can race across. A covered bridge — now there's something.
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