The Covered Bridge

     Somewhere around 2005, after nearly 40 years of crossing through the same stream either by foot or by vehicle, Larry Chadwick decided it was time to build a bridge over it.  Inspired by a toy covered bridge that the family had for years, the project became a cherished family endeavor.

     There are no photos of the process of it being built, but many beautiful images exist of the covered bridge as it stands today.  

     The wood for the bridge came from several places.  Larry and Lance Chadwick cut down a couple of trees from the property that got milled into lumber by Larry's brother Bob.  These were used for the sides of the bridge.  The roof and floor of the bridge were recycled lumber from Dave Bloom, when he tore down an old building nearby.

 This is the miniature wooden bridge that inspired the actual covered bridge the Chadwick's built.

This is the miniature wooden bridge that inspired the actual covered bridge the Chadwick's built.

     Anyone walking through the bridge will notice the collection of small toys, figurines, and offbeat trinkets tucked upon the walls.  These are mainly just decorations that Larry and his family have collected over the years, but each one does have it's own little story.