Weekly Photo Challenge: Resilient – Covered Bridge

Parke County in Indiana has a huge collection of covered bridges and most are well over one hundred years of age. J. P. Van Fossen built this bridge, the Roseville Bridge, in 1910. Sometime later the Parke County Commissioners considered replacing the bridge with a concrete bridge, but apparently the costs were too high. They found that the wooden bridge was a more resilient option ever since a concrete bridge built in 1917 to replace a downstream wooden bridge collapsed in 1930. In contrast and despite being over 100 years old, this wooden bridge continues to handle vehicular traffic. So much for progress, eh?

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See more ‘resilient’ scenes at the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Resilient!

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