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Newfield Covered Bridge

posted Jan 26, 2015, 6:39 PM by Phil Spitze   [ updated Jan 26, 2015, 6:39 PM ]
Just south of Ithaca, NY stands one of the remaining covered bridges still in use in New York State.  Here are some shots I took on a cold January weekend, with friend and fellow photographer, Rod Best.  Enjoy!

A tip I give my students, take photos of any information signs so you can refer to them later!

A grand ole bridge spanning 115 feet over a deep gorge carved by Cayuga Creek.

A huge laminated tension support that helps carry the load.

A close-up of the intricate engineering and carpentry involved.  Those really are wooden pegs at the bottom!

A lovers' plaque commemorating some couples in history, and some more recent additions.

I urge everyone to get out and find their local covered bridges - they are wonderful to explore and photograph!

Cheers!

-PHIL