These 4 Beautiful Covered Bridges In Missouri Will Remind You Of A Simpler Time

State officials have estimated that in the 1800s, Missouri had as many as thirty covered bridges. On May 25, 1967, only five remained, and the state legislature authorized the Missouri State Park Board to take over the repair and preservation of these bridges. One of the bridges, the Mexico Covered Bridge, was destroyed in a flood soon after. Today, the four remaining historic wooden covered bridges are now listed as State Historic Sites and remain under the protection of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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It is a wonderful thing that these four bridges have been saved and preserved, but it’s sad how many of these bridges didn’t survive.  They are beautiful in their simplicity.  Everyone who has a chance should visit these remnants of the past.  Have you seen them?