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 ====== Covered Bridges in Boone County ====== ====== Covered Bridges in Boone County ======
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 +By: Hillary Delaney
  
 Our county is rich in creeks and waterways, which is essential to developing a successful agricultural community. Early citizens encountered daily crossings which could range from softly flowing streams to roaring, treacherous [[floods|flood]] waters, often interrupting necessary travel around the area.  In answer to this problem, bridges were constructed and rebuilt frequently. They varied in both size and design, but all served a practical purpose. Covered bridges, now extinct in [[boone_county|Boone County]]. ​ , were once an everyday sight here.   These charming structures conjure images of simpler times, when travelers could seek shelter from the elements in dry safety. ​ Certainly shelter during a storm was an advantage; the addition of cover to the bridges was a purely functional design choice. The walls and roof of a covered bridge were put in place to protect the wooden trusses from weather-related deterioration,​ giving them both strength and longevity. ​ Our county is rich in creeks and waterways, which is essential to developing a successful agricultural community. Early citizens encountered daily crossings which could range from softly flowing streams to roaring, treacherous [[floods|flood]] waters, often interrupting necessary travel around the area.  In answer to this problem, bridges were constructed and rebuilt frequently. They varied in both size and design, but all served a practical purpose. Covered bridges, now extinct in [[boone_county|Boone County]]. ​ , were once an everyday sight here.   These charming structures conjure images of simpler times, when travelers could seek shelter from the elements in dry safety. ​ Certainly shelter during a storm was an advantage; the addition of cover to the bridges was a purely functional design choice. The walls and roof of a covered bridge were put in place to protect the wooden trusses from weather-related deterioration,​ giving them both strength and longevity. ​
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