When we traveled to Mt. Hermon, California for Ben and Kristin’s wedding we were surprised to see this great old covered bridge in Felton.We were early for the wedding so we took some time to walk across it.
Built in 1892-93 and believed to be the tallest covered bridge in the country, it stood as the only entry to Felton for 45 years. In 1937 it was retired from active service to become a pedestrian bridge and figured prominently in many films of that period. After suffering damage in the winter storms of 1982, it was restored to its original elegance in 1987 using native materials and local talent.
Plaque is located at bridge entrance on west bank of San Lorenzo River in Covered Bridge Park.
It was a desire of mine to see a covered bridge and I was happy to be surprised by this one. I’d still be interested in seeing some more on the East Coast.
I’m going to add this link to Outdoor Wednesday hosted by Susan at A Southern DayDreamer.
Photobucket replaced all my photos with ugly black and grey boxes and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.
13 thoughts on “Felton Covered Bridge”
I would love to see this in person. Thanks so much for sharing. It’s awesome.
That does seem unusually tall compared to most I’ve seen pictures of…going to the Northeast in the fall is on my MUST DO list. I love covered bridges and waterfalls. An uncle of ours built one leading over a little creek here in Missouri…it was almost magical to get to drive through it.
This is cool!!
it’s beautiful and so romantic! i’ve always wondered about covered bridges. we don’t have them here.:p
Good for you . We didn’t take the time to stop there but I wished we had.
It is a tall one! We don’t have any on the Island but there are a few in the province next door – New Brunswick.
I didn’t even know there were covered bridges out here…I’m going to have to get up that way and visit it!
I love covered bridges..there are not many around anymore.
Wow, how beautiful! It reminds me of a bridge from the movie Anne of Green Gables… wonder if it is the same one.
Love those old covered bridges! We stopped by to see the bridges of Madison County when we were in Iowa…and also ‘ran into’ a few lovely ones in Ontario.
Hello! Got a link to your blog via another blogging friend of mine who said I needed to stop in and look at your covered bridge (Sarah aka Mighty Mom) as she knows I’m a bit of a covered bridge fantatic. I honestly never knew that there were covered bridges in the West so this is a definite treat!
This past February I spent a few days in Vermont chasing down assorted covered bridges and did quite a few posts with pictures if you’re at all interested in checking them out. The first one starts at:
I’ll be heading up to New Hampshire and Maine in a couple weeks with my Mom and youngest daughter to look at the leaves and hopefully I’ll be able to find a few more covered bridges while I’m trekking around!
What a gorgeously tall covered bridge! Those rafters are amazing.
I love covered bridges. There is a small one a couple of hours from my home here in WA. And I have been to one or two in Ore.
Wish they still made neat things like this today!
Fun Outdoor Wednesday post! Thanks for sharing the photos!