New England Covered Bridges or kissing bridges, by any other name symbolize small-town New England.
For many visitors to New England in the fall foliage season, they (the covered bridges) may seem a little archaic and strange to twenty-first-century eyes.
But for those of us who either grew up in more rural settings or maybe The Andy Griffith show was a favorite tv show from our childhood so we can connect to a time when life was simpler and closer to the land — if only in our imagination.
Covered bridges just compliment autumn leaves and go hand in hand with fall festivals where the bounty of the harvest is topmost in our minds. It’s at this time that we enjoy the New England fall colors along with Picturesque and sentimental, “kissing bridges”.
Our inner explorer leaps at a chance to walk along the age-old planking of a covered bridge. We look at the initials carved into the beams and wonder about the lovers who have left their mark behind. Were they still here? do they live just around the bend in the road, or maybe their grandkids…
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