Most covered bridges are gone. Those remaining are landmarks which open a window into life a long time ago.
Indiana has 90 - some covered bridges standing; many still in use after renovation and reconstruction.
Wisconsin has 1.
Here's a collection of my Covered Bridge blogs:
First blog with a bridge hints there would be a lot more to come, but it was almost five years before I started featuring each Indiana covered bridge.
Wisconsin's only 'real' covered bridge is in Cedarburg (photo, right). There are some others, smaller versions or new, which I don't count.
Ceylon Covered Bridge is in Adams County, Indiana. Since Adams came first alphabetically, the Indiana bridge series starts there.
Brownsville Covered Bridge is in Bartholomew County. The second bridge on our covered journey.
This may be the best name ever for a Covered Bridge, Bean Blossom in Brown County. Number 3.
The Ramp Covered Bridge is the other side of Nashville in Brown County, #4.
The 5th bridge in the series is in Carroll County, the lengthy Adams Mill Covered Bridge.
We stay in Carroll County for number six, the Lancaster Covered Bridge.
Next up, Dearborn County for a beautifully preserved Covered Bridge, the Guilford.
The Westport Bridge spans Sand Creek with quiet dignity in Decatur County.
#9 in our count-up of Indiana Covered Bridges checks out the Spencerville Bridge in DeKalb County.
I'm thankful Indiana communities saved their covered bridges like the Longwood Bridge.
Indiana's oldest surviving covered bridge is out of operation but standing proud - Cades Mill.
When we visited the Rob Roy Covered Bridge, it was still in operation. #12 on our bridge countdown.
Another bridge whose best days are in the past - the Wallace Bridge in Fountain County.
It was the most unusual Covered Bridge in Indiana - the Aqueduct Covered Bridge.
The Seal Covered Bridge sits on private land, seemingly forgotten and slowly fading along with its paint into the landscape.
Franklin County is home to several bridges. The Snow Hill Bridge is right off a fairly busy country road not fat off I-74 near the Ohio State line.
The Stockheughter covered bridge has to be the most difficult to spell and spans a beautiful stream.
The 18th bridge in my Indiana countdown is Old Red in Gibson County.