These 4 Beautiful Covered Bridges In Virginia Will Remind You Of A Simpler Time
There’s just something wonderful about covered bridges. They’re synonymous with simpler times, when couples would escape the public eye and meet for a brief rendezvous. These “kissing bridges” were also durable, lasting decades longer than ordinary wooden bridges. The covering protected the structure from weather and also prevented horses from spooking at the sight of water. In the early 1900s, Virginia was home to hundreds of these covered bridges. Today, only seven remain, four of which are open to the public. Thankfully, these bridges have been preserved well and can be visited and admired. These structures are an understated testament to Virginia’s history.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Covered bridges remind us of a time when life and transportation just seemed to move a little bit slower. Have you visited any of these historic bridges?
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Alexandria. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.
Thank you! You'll receive your first newsletter soon!