The Urney Covered Bridge is one of a bunch of covered bridges that you will find in the area surrounding Sussex, New Brunswick. Heading east towards Waterford from Sussex on Waterford Road, one of the back ways to the Fundy Trail Parkway, you can find a couple of covered bridges just off the main road over the Trout Creek. While I found that the Fundy Trail Parkway was not yet open for the season when I visited, the drive there was still enjoyable. One of the covered bridges I encountered along the way is the Urney Covered Bridge, also known as Trout Creek # 4, on Urney Road in Waterford.
The covered bridge was built in 1905 using a Howe truss design for construction. This bridge is about 68 feet long, or about 20 meters, as it crosses Trout Creek. Among the features are a triangular portal that you'll find with many covered bridges within New Brunswick. Plus with many covered bridges that I encountered within the province, a headache bar has been installed to help prevent over height vehicles from striking the bridge portal.
|Looking west on Urney Road towards the covered bridge. As you can see, the covered bridge's wood has become worn over time.|
|A bit of a side angle of the Urney Covered Bridge, along with a headache bar.|
|Trout Creek looking scenic on this bright yet chilly early May morning.|
|A parting shot of the Urney Covered Bridge.|
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Sources and Links:
Tourism New Brunswick - Trout Creek No. 4 Covered Bridge (Urney)
GalenFrysinger.com - Urney Covered Bridge
New Brunswick's Covered Bridges - Trout Creek No.4 (Urney)
Charles E. Frees-Melvin - Urney Covered Bridge
Kissing Bridge Publications - Covered Bridges
DaleJTravis.com - New Brunswick Covered Bridges