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Bucher's Mill Covered Bridge - Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

  One of the shortest covered bridges in Lancaster County is the Bucher's Mill Covered Bridge, or the Cocalico # 2 Covered Bridge. Spanning 54 feet across the Cocalico Creek in Stevens, Pennsylvania (near Reamstown), the Burr arch truss designed covered bridge was built in 1891. The bridge is painted red, the traditional color of covered bridges in Lancaster County, plus features some white trim at the bridge portal. Located in the heart of the Amish country, the Bucher's Mill Covered Bridge was built by Elias McMellen at a cost of $1,167. Then in 1892, the covered bridge was damaged heavily in a flood and was rebuilt by McMellen for $1,025. In 1980, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places and the covered bridge was restored in 1997. Today, the Bucher's Mill Covered Bridge is located just off of PA 272 and is a great stop while cruising the byways of Lancaster County. Cocalico Creek. 4 ton weight limit on the bridge. Inside the covered bridge. Some markings
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Marble Bridge - Proctor, Vermont

  Proctor, Vermont has long been known as one of the centers of the marble industry in the Northeastern United States. Proctor was home to Vermont Marble Company, which was considered the largest corporation in the world in the early 1900s. Proctor became a melting pot of employees from a number of European countries, attracted by jobs in the marble industry. The Vermont Marble Company's legacy plays a predominant role in Proctor’s aesthetic and culture. Today, you can visit the Vermont Marble Museum in Proctor. Thus, it was entirely fitting then that the bridge connecting the two sides of the village over the Otter Creek would be made partially of marble, making the Marble Bridge one unique structure. The 164 foot long Marble Bridge was built in 1915 of reinforced concrete and marble, complete with details such as marble railings. The bridge stands as a memorial to Fletcher D. Proctor given by his mother Emily Dutton Proctor. Proctor believed that a permanent arch bridge of reinf

Prentiss Covered Bridge - Langdon, New Hampshire

The Prentiss Covered Bridge in Langdon, New Hampshire is the shortest historic covered bridge in the State of New Hampshire. Crossing the Great Brook, the 35 foot long through truss designed covered bridge was built in 1874 by Albert Granger, the Prentiss Covered Bridge is also known as the Drewsville Covered Bridge, named for a community located south of the bridge. It served the community until the bridge was bypassed in 1954, and now the bridge serves foot traffic for quiet reflection only. The bridge was restored between 1995 and 2001 for Langdon's bicentennial celebration, and then the bridge was rededicated in 2002. There is also a bench located near the bridge, which was placed at the bridge around the time of rededication.  The bridge was posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 24, 1973. The third bridge at this site, the Prentiss Covered Bridge was built for $1,000 with funds that were raised by the town. The date of the first bridge is unknown, but the s

Yaquina Bay Bridge - US 101 in Newport, Oregon

Nicknamed the "Green Lady", the Yaquina Bay Bridge is one of the most recognizable bridges on the West Coast of the United States. It is certainly one of the best known bridges along US 101, falling somewhere on the list after the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The image of the Yaquina Bay Bridge adorns everything from international travel magazines and business logos to the sleeve patches worn by the police force in Newport, Oregon . The bridge is admired by photographers and enjoyed by visitors to Newport, some of who take the time to walk the length of the bridge. The Yaquina Bay Bridge has a number of vantage points of which it can be seen, including at the adjacent Yaquina Bay Lighthouse property. The north staircase is an interesting spot, and a particularly picturesque viewpoint is at the marina in downtown Newport, with boats at the docks and the bridge pictured as a silhouette against a spectacular sunset. The Yaquina Bay Bridge is part of the US 101 routing o

Kalākaua Avenue, Honolulu

Kalākaua  Avenue ("Kalakaua Avenue") is a major city street in the City of Honolulu on the Hawaiian island of O'ahu.  Kalakaua Avenue originates in the neighborhood of Makiki near Interstate H-1.  Kalakaua Avenue follows a generally eastward course through McCully-Moiliili over the Ala Wai Canel into Waikiki.  Kalakaua Avenue through Waikiki is generally a one-way through road which terminates near Diamond Head Crater. Part 1; a brief history of K alākaua  Avenue  What is now Kalakaua Avenue has been the main point of entry into Waikiki since the 19th Century when it was known as Waikiki Road.  Stage service opened for service on Waikiki Road during 1868 which was replaced by a horse driven tramcar system in 1888.  Below Waikiki Road can be seen on the 1881 C.J. Lyons Map of O'ahu . Waikiki Road can be seen as the main highway through Waikiki on the 1899 J.T. Taylor Map of O'ahu . During 1901 electric trolley service opened on Waikii Road.  Waikiki Road was renam