A few days after returning from my trip to Oregon, I made a separate trip to the southwest Washington coastline, and on my return home I took a different route, one that I had not traveled in many years. It runs along the Columbia River for some miles and then slightly inland. It is a very scenic, rural highway drive. Along the way, I noticed a sign alerting drivers to a historic covered bridge at the next turn. I could not resist the opportunity to get a photo of this bridge. What a treat!
Upon returning home, I did a bit of research on covered bridges in Washington State and found that the one I visited was originally built in 1905, and then rebuilt in 1989. The original bridge was built by a local dairy farmer. Alongside the bridge is a tiny park (Ahlberg Park) with a gravel parking area and picnic table for the locals to enjoy the bridge and the Grays River upon which it sits over.
I processed my images in sepia tone to convey a vintage look. I hope you enjoy them.
“The grave is but a covered bridge that leads from light to light, through a brief darkness.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Images © Peggy A Thompson, 2014