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Photo: Hartland Covered Bridge New Brunswick

The Hartland Covered Bridge in New Brunswick, Canada extends across the Saint John River for 1,282 feet and is the longest covered bridge throughout the world.

This unique wooden bridge made of cedar spruce and hard pine held up by eight steel spans is the longest covered bridge in the world. The Hartland Covered Bridge that extends across the Saint John River in New Brunswick, Canada was a blessing for the people on both sides of the river as life was made much simpler by the building of this bridge.Citizens from both sides of the river got together and formed the Hartland Bridge Company back in 1899. They were becoming impatient with the government who were trying to make their decisions on whether a bridge should be built or not. In 1901, the bridge was opened and a small fee was charged for pedestrians and horse and wagons to cross the bridge. It was not until 1906 that the government become owners of the Hartland Covered Bridge and took care of the maintenance and removed the toll fees.A few mishaps have taken place since the opening of the ... continue below the picture...


Hartland Covered Bridge New Brunswick

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Hartland Covered Bridge New Brunswick
Photo of the Hartland Covered Bridge in New Brunswick, Canada which officially opened on July 4, 1901.

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... Hartland Covered Bridge such as spans being swept away by ice in 1920 forcing the government to repair it and cover the bridge and a car rammed into the west end of the bridge in 1982 which called for major repairs. Lights were installed on the inside of the Hartland Covered Bridge in 1924, a sidewalk was added in 1945 and by 1980 it was declared a national historic site.Today you can drive across the bridge but there are limitations on the size and height of the vehicles that are allowed to cross the Hartland Covered Bridge in New Brunswick. There are many legends behind the bridge but the main ones are that it is considered a wishing bridge and a kissing bridge so be sure to try out both theories when visiting New Brunswick.Hartland Covered Bridge, longest covered bridge in the world and National Historic Site, Saint John River, River Valley Scenic Drive, Highway 2, New Brunswick, Canada.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/7.1, exposure time of 1/125 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 28mm.

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Hartland Covered Bridge New Brunswick
The Hartland Covered Bridge in New Brunswick, Canada extends across the Saint John River for 1,282 feet and is the longest covered bridge throughout the world.
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Rolf Hicker
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