Sunday, May 23, 2010

Van Sandt Covered Bridge





I saw a covered bridge for the first time just last year. It was the Schofield Ford Bridge near my house. Now it's sort of a hobby to find and photograph them. This is another Bucks County covered bridge in Solebury Township. Vansandt Covered Bridge was built in 1875 and it's supposedly haunted , some people say that a ghostly baby can be heard crying from time to time. I don't believe in ghosts and the bridge seemed very peaceful to me. Infact the whole area for miles around is beautiful.
This is my second Sunday Bridges entry at San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

41 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Love these James, especially the one from further away!

eileeninmd said...

James, beautiful shots of the covered bridge. It does look like a very pretty area.

Pam said...

It is a beautiful area you live in, James. Covered bridges have always been a favorite of mine...your photos are exceptionally striking.

Luis Gomez said...

Great shots! Like in the movies.

Malyss said...

usually, ghosts come during the night!
I like this place, so typicaly american; i have such a bridge in my Christmas decoration!

Naturedigital said...

Haunted or not it is a beautiful bridge..
And your photographs great again James.
Have a great week.
Costas

imac said...

Such beauty to behold, wonderful.

Carolyn Ford said...

It seems the red bridges are the sweetest...I'd love to hunt for them too!

SKIZO said...

In your honour and in the honour of wall the Photographers, I published an ilustration.

Steffe said...

Adds some interest with the haunting of course. I like the very symmetrical first photo.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Beautifully shot of a very scenic location. We used to love seeing them when we lived in PA.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Dimple said...

Nice shots. I think the side view of the bridge approach is cool-I like the stone walls. Is it a single-lane bridge?

tapirgal said...

That's a beauty, and wonderfully "covered" (sorry) in your shots. Thanks for showing the plaque. I love those, and this one is marble :)

Woody said...

Looks like they redid the foundation and fixed the stonework :-) My son (now in 11th grade) did his 6th grade project on the Covered Bridges of Bucks County, so I've visited most, if not all of them.

Here's a handy link for all of them:

http://www.scenicbuckscounty.com/CoveredBridges/CoveredBridges.html

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Reminds me of the covered bridge in Phillipi WV. Same neck of the woods, perhaps.

Just beautiful. So historic

Jan
GDP

mbkatc230 said...

I love covered bridges, and this one is a beauty. I forgot how gorgeous the countryside there really is. Beautiful shots, that worn red against the blue sky is breathtaking. Sorry I haven't been around much for Weekend Reflections, but it's crazy busy here with Cait's graduation and trying to start a business. I feel like I've lost my "photo mojo"! Kathy

LD said...

This bridge reminds me of the Bridges of Madison County only without the schmaltz.Quite beautiful. By the way both our bridges today have a creepy legend attached.

®osadimaggio63 said...

Molto interessante questo ponte vecchio, del 1875... il bambino, però speriamo di non sentirlo cliccando sulla foto !!!
Happy day :-)

Thom said...

I don't believe in ghosts either :) Casper maybe. LOL This is beautiful. You know I don't think I've ever seen a covered bridge in person now that I think about it. Sure is an old one isn't it? Just beautiful photos :) Have a great week ahead my friend :)

~Cheryl said...

What a great hobby! I enjoy covered bridges, too -- haunted or not!

Louis la Vache said...

Simply outstanding, James! «Louis» appreciates the extra shots and the history, not to mention your participation on both blogs in Sunday Bridges.

Rebecca said...

Another beauty.

PS I'm sure the sugar shack will be spectacular in fall! All those leaves turning.

Jiggy said...

Great shots.

If I were a Ghost in there I'd be pretty chilled.

Couldn't immagine anything sinister coming out of that.

Bibi said...

I always think of my grandfather when I think of covered bridges. He and I would often roam the countryside in search of them (I am sure he really knew where they were) and I loved the sound the boards made when we rode over the bridge. Thanks for the memory.

Ann said...

I have never seen a covered bridge, Why do you think they the cover?

Ann said...

You don't believe in ghost, and I don't either. It is very interesting, how over the ocean, there are similar stories.

I grew up in Borneo. They (the natives) believe that when a bridge is built, human sacrifice must be made. Once I was in the last years of high school, I had young siblings. there was a rumour that a bridge was built and they were looking for young kids to be sacrificed. off course mum took no chances, my younger siblings who normally played outside have to rush home at 5pm.

You see, i grew up in Borneo, the land of head hunters. That is why when I read about your bridge and the baby crying, I didn't think it is funny.

Naquillity said...

Good Morning James~ love these covered bridge pics. i have a soft spot for them. we only have a handful left in our state. a few have even been getting repairs. it's my hope to capture all of them one day as a series. have a great day.

JM said...

Awesome perspectives, James!

B SQUARED said...

I don't think I have ever seen an ugly covered bridge. They are all works of art.

Thérèse said...

These covered bridges have such past and present stories to tell!
Keep your eyes open exactly the way you do...

Life with Kaishon said...

I can't get enough of them! :)

Stickup Artist said...

And you're getting so good at it! Your photos would make a great book on the subject. I love the way the light filters through the trees and the shadows dance along the surfaces!

Cheryl said...

Amazing bridge, so peaceful a setting.

Buck said...

Not many of these left. This is a great series of photos!

Owen said...

Covered bridges will always mean : "rural Pennsylvania" to me. I wonder how many of them there are still ? Such an odd design finally, I wonder what the reason for them was... guess I'll have to go to Google...

Ebie said...

I have yet to discover and experience driving through covered bridges! The area looks so rustic!

I don't believe in ghosts either.

Kcalpesh said...

Hi James, it is wonderful, the way you've composed the pictures of Vansandt's bridge!! Nice shots!

Pixellicious Photos

Regina said...

Beutiful bridge with greeenery all around.
Great captures James.

Clytie said...

Beautiful bridge - wonderful pictures - I like the angles you caught.

ρομπερτ said...

You are an artist.

daily athens

Quilly said...

I don't suppose you've yet been to Amsden Bridge, in Vermont? That bridge bears my family name. I would very much like to see it some day.