Town Dock – Oriental, NC (ONC)

One Covered Bridge Deserves Another…

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Just down the street from King’s Bridge is the Barronvale Bridge (also known as Barron’s Mill Bridge), at Middlecreek Township, in Somerset County, Pennsylvania crossing Laurel Hill Creek.  This is the longest remaining covered bridge in Somerset County and is one of 10.   (Eight more to go!)

King’s Bridge, Somerset County PA

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We went from tent camping, to a travel trailer, to a Class A Motor Home, 25 years ago.   Then nothing.   Today, we are on our 2nd outing in a small Class B Roadtrek Motor Home (19′ – like driving an SUV) — Oh the places we can easily get to… like King’s Bridge, Somerset County, PA.

A Bridge With A View

The Governor Harry W. Nice Bridge is scary.   It’s about 2 miles long, has two narrow lanes and no shoulders.  Concrete barriers line the bridge to stop a vehicle from plummeting over the side.   And the bridge is steep.   The Bridge opened in 1940 and carries a lot of traffic across the Potomac River between southern Maryland and King George, Virginia.    About a week ago I got stuck at the top of the bridge for repair work.   And it was scary —  so I had to do something to entertain myself so panic wouldn’t set in.   That’s when I yanked out the ‘ole iPhone and started taking pictures of PEPCO’s Morgantown Generating Station on the Maryland side.   If nothing else, that damn bridge has a view of the Power Plant.

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View from the Harry W. Nice Bridge

Missouri Botanical Gardens, St. Louis

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The Florence Bridge, Crossing the Illinois River

The Florence Bridge, crossing the 273 mile long Illinois River, was originally built in 1929.    The steel truss with lift span, bridge was reconstructed in 2004.   The Illinois River is a tributary of the Mississippi River.   Visit Fine Art America to purchase a print of the Illinois River.

Sunrise, under the Woodrow Wilson Bridge

 

Sunrise, on the Virginia side looking across the Potomac River from Maryland into Virginia.

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