Design: Pioneers, when constructing ways to travel from town to town, often encountered streams that needed to be crossed. These were often bridged. On occasion weather conditions necessitated the use of a covered bridge - a bridge that protected the travel surface from rain, snow, or other travel hazards.
Comments: Covered bridges are especially common on the east coast of the United States, and in the midwest, but can be found in the west as well.
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