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Mosby Creek Covered Bridge 2

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 15 April 2009 in Architecture.

Another view of the Mosby Creek Bridge. Please note the shape of the portal. That feature can vary by bridge. Also, note the ventilation slots at the top of the sides. Finally, watch for windows which can vary widely. You've already seen a number of examples.

Part of the Covered Bridges of Oregon series.

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Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

I appreciate very much these pictures and your comments of them, rreally impressive and beautiful.

15 Apr 2009 5:50am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

J'aime les ponts couverts et ce joli nb

15 Apr 2009 6:50am

k@ from Paris, France

A great new angle, opposing white & black parts and quite inviting : wish I could take that bridge and go on the other side quicker :) Thks for your com. Steve (wise, yes, I try ;o) Take care ~ 

15 Apr 2009 7:03am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Nicely framed, love the tones.

15 Apr 2009 7:27am

DenisSm from Prague, Czech Republic

nice tones and as always ..i like these pictures of old unknown to me...

15 Apr 2009 7:55am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Another fine example of this type of structure

15 Apr 2009 8:31am

zanfifotos from Pignans, France

one more covered bridge, nice b&w for woods, perfect frame

15 Apr 2009 8:38am

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

Very good choice of tone and angle. I like ! Kisses

15 Apr 2009 9:20am

-1q5yChØt!c- from Persia, Iran

beautiful and interesting

15 Apr 2009 9:24am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

And I would love to stroll across that lovely bridge! Wonderful composition and tone Steve! The monochrome lends it a quality that takes us back to the time when it was built! Well done!

15 Apr 2009 9:28am

Veronelle from Lens, France

great b&w

15 Apr 2009 10:20am

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

pont couvert de bois blanc, une série magnifique comme on en a pu voir dans Nathional Géographic. Le B&W fait ressortir les contrastes et donne force à l'image.

15 Apr 2009 10:26am

zOOm from Paris, France

In fact it's a very modern bridge despite its shape !

15 Apr 2009 10:43am

PATRICK from miramas, France

superbe serie ses ponts couvert excellent rendu noir et blanc

15 Apr 2009 11:34am

DaveB from Exeter, United Kingdom

Nice simple shot with cool muted tones

15 Apr 2009 12:20pm

Charles from New York, United States

This has been a great series. Never realized how different they were. Thanks for the info. Nice angle on the shot.

15 Apr 2009 12:43pm

BoB from Milano, Italy

I like this framing and the tones

15 Apr 2009 12:55pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Superb composition and tones.

15 Apr 2009 2:15pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

It's a wiener dog house

15 Apr 2009 2:35pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Really nice tones and point of view here, Steve!

15 Apr 2009 2:47pm

Don from spokane, United States

What an immaculate looking covered bridge. It looks so well restored and in excellent shape. Fine image of it too.

15 Apr 2009 3:21pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

Another great "kissing bridge"!

15 Apr 2009 3:22pm

Ajay from Pune, India

They are very beautiful bridges. And your tone just makes them remarkable. But I must admit I could not understand the concept of the covered bridges. So I had to go to wikepidia for find the answer. And I was flabbergasted to read that 'Covering them protected their structural members, thus extending their life to 80 years or more' from just 9 years if they are not covered and exposed to elements rains, sunlight etc. I read rest of the article but this bit was just super amazing. But I am happy I have my answer. :-)

15 Apr 2009 4:17pm

@Ajay: Western Washington and Oregon get lots of rain. That's why it's so green. That's also why things deteriorate so fast if they get wet and stay wet for extended periods.

EYES WIDE SHUT from The library of my soul, United Kingdom

Another superb composition, perfect in mono. Love the angle here, Steve. You've really done a cracking job here

15 Apr 2009 4:19pm

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France


15 Apr 2009 4:27pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Belle image N&B! Tu aurais beaucoup de choix dans ce genre de pont en bois en Suisse, il y en a beaucoup!

15 Apr 2009 4:43pm

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Excellent composition. Love the b/w. Also, internally is where the differences can really be seen in the different truss structures.

15 Apr 2009 4:43pm

@dogilicious: You're right. All the bridges so far have been of the Howe truss type; it seems to have been popular in Oregon. This truss type shows up pretty well in the Chambers Railroad Bridge where the trusses have become partly exposed.

I've seen pictures of some of the bridges in Madison County, IA that use a lattice truss that looks completely different. I hope to photograph those bridges one day.

observing from North West, United Kingdom

The tone of the b/w is excellent, and although this bridge seems somewhat smaller, it is still a beautiful design.

15 Apr 2009 4:56pm

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

Yes, I've been noticing -- I find these of great interest. Did you manage to get any shots from inside (no need to respond -- we're all so busy ... but I'll watch for a post in case you did get an inside shot).

15 Apr 2009 5:19pm

@Diane Schuller: Yes, I have an interior shot of tomorrow's bridge that will be up in a couple of days.

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I like the tonality and the pov

15 Apr 2009 5:22pm

Pradeep from Chennai, India

Lovely the mood :)

15 Apr 2009 6:04pm

Mariana from waterloo, Canada

Beautiful covered bridge..Love them . Very nice BW and super angle !

15 Apr 2009 8:31pm

XaviH from Badalona (almost Barcelona), Spain

Steve, you have a really nice gallery of covered bridges. Congrat!

15 Apr 2009 9:10pm

peter from new york, United States

cool details steve. i love these covered bridges!

15 Apr 2009 9:27pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Like this angle of view and B&W version also.

15 Apr 2009 10:11pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

An excellent composition, Steve. The sky really cooperated in this.

15 Apr 2009 11:55pm

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

A fascinating and stunning shot Steve. This covered bridge is amazing. We have them here in PA and you have inspired me to take some pictures of these beautiful structures. Love the angle and perspective here.

16 Apr 2009 12:42am

ts from Tokyo, Japan

serene image; works extraordinarily well in b&w

16 Apr 2009 12:47am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Another great shot in this series which I am really enjoying, I have been noticing the variations between bridges and would love to visit this area sometime

16 Apr 2009 1:55am

crystal song from Seattle, United States


16 Apr 2009 1:59am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful BW

16 Apr 2009 5:02am

elaine from paris, France

I love covered bridges:

16 Apr 2009 10:48am

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Great shot! I love covered bridges!

20 Apr 2009 2:56am