Uncovering the Past

The Ware-Hardwick Covered Bridge is one of eight covered bridges in Massachusetts. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Wikipedia states that:
At 137 feet, the Ware-Hardwick Covered Bridge is the longest covered bridge in Massachusetts.
Built in 1886, it spans the Ware River at Hardwick and Ware, Massachusetts.
The siding does not fully cover the sides, leaving a strip exposed for light, and extends partway inside each portal.

The bridge notably survived a major flooding event in the 1930s, when the textile mills in Hardwick were destroyed.

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      1. Phew! Actually, we have sizable Amish communities in central Maine, and although we don’t have many covered bridges—-can’t think of any right off the bat—we do have narrow roads and horses and buggies. Always worry about them, but so far, anyway, I haven’t heard of any collisions. May it stay that way!

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