Local Heart, Global Soul

December 6, 2009

Sawmill Creek .. a Bridge under cover.

Filed under: CANADA,PHOTOGRAPHY — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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We are traveling down the coast  of the Bay of Fundy, and stop at Sawmill Creek Bridge.

It’s a beautiful covered bridge and we wanted to take a closer look…
In October 1869 the Saxby Gale was a powerful storm in which the combined force of wind and high tides destroyed homes and killed people and cattle all along the Bay of Fundy.

In that storm the bridge over Sawmill Creek Fell apart.

Rebuilt as a covered bridge, it was for years,part of the highway.

The current covered bridge was constructed in 1905. When a concrete bridge was planned to replace it in 1975, Albert County Heritage Trust, a newly formed organization persuaded the government not to demolish the covered bridge.

It was the Trust’s first of many projects to save historic structures.

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(photo © kiwidutch)

(photo © kiwidutch)

… and No, I have no clue why there’s a fine if you don’t walk your horse!

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