Foxtails at the Erwinna Covered Bridge

PHOTOGRAPH INFO

This photograph of the Erwinna covered bridge at Lodi Creek was taken in nearby Tinicum Township. The National Historic Register dates the bridge at 1871, but Bucks County records say 1832. It's the shortest covered bridge in Bucks -- 56 feet long and 15 feet wide, built with lattice-type construction.

Pennsylvania has more covered bridges than any other state (over 200), and Bucks County is home to 11.

Why did they cover bridges? Wooden bridges with exposed structures are open to the elements and deteriorate quickly. Covering the bridges with a roof protects them from the weather so they'll last longer. Must work! :)

Post-processing: Shot with the Canon EOS 5D and the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens at 24mm, ISO 200, shutter speed 1/3200s and aperture f/2.8. Curves adjustments for contrast and saturation; color balancing for tone.

Thank you for visiting Durham Township!

--Kathleen

Comments:

I´d like to take pictures as beautiful as this one.I love the light and composition.

Posted by oriol at January 16, 2007 6:00 PM

It's really beautiful. i like your collection very much

Posted by Julia, Russia at January 19, 2007 3:40 PM

Wow! Love the selective focus and great color and texture contrast.

Posted by Suzanne at May 22, 2007 11:39 PM

really nice composition. Very well done.

Posted by smj at November 7, 2007 10:48 PM

really nice composition. Very well done.

Posted by smj at November 7, 2007 10:48 PM

I love the dof you chose for this. I could see how most people would focus on the bridge itself.

Posted by Ryan Sexton at April 26, 2011 12:53 PM
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