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Thread: ♥ Historic Bridge Built in 1870 in Vermont , USA swept away from the floods (Video to Watch and a picture of bridge before)

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    http://www.businessinsider.com/barto...e-video-2011-8

    I love the old covered bridges and this was just on our news on tv. So I had to surf online to read all about it and watch the video.

    click on the arrow in the middle of the video to watch the video!

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    So sad....

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    How sad, this will never be seen by future generations!! I love the old bridge I walked over so often as a child in Milton, WV. I'll have to check to see what condition it's in these days.

    Flood waters are terrible, and often you can see cars and even houses floating down rivers. Terrible loss of lives and property, but lives are far more important that possessions. We're praying for those in the way of this and future storms. And earthquakes all over the earth.

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    That's so sad.

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    What a terrible shame.

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    That is just terrible. When we visited the US in 2009, my only request that I must see were some of the covered bridges in Vermont, we saw three, my daughter navigating the way through the late winter landscape to keep me happy. I feel devastated that one perfect treasure has succumbed to Mother Nature.

    Thinking of you all, best wishes from Australia

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    What a shame!

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    Vermont is such a beautiful state and I have visited it often. So sad to see what mother nature does.

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    Just saw this on the morning news. So sad. I am from a county here in Missouri that had three covered bridges until floods in the late 50's now there is only one. Such great history gone. :(

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    We have lots of covered bridges in Indiana

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    So sad

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    Very sad, beautful old bridge, I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, we do not have covered bridges here, just a question, why cover them? To keep snow off? I'm sure there was a good reason that I just don't know. Anyone know why?

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    Good question! They were covered to help preserve and protect the actual bridge structure.

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    Oh, how sad!

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    That's so sad.

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    How sad. We have many in Ohio and they are beautiful. Let's be hopeful..perhaps it will get rebuilt!

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    So sad!

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    I saw that on the TV last night.....I just gasped when I saw it! So sad; those bridges are just beautiful.

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    I just heard on our news that they will be rebuilding the bridge that was destroyed as it was insured for $1,000,000


    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    http://www.businessinsider.com/barto...e-video-2011-8

    I love the old covered bridges and this was just on our news on tv. So I had to surf online to read all about it and watch the video.

    click on the arrow in the middle of the video to watch the video!

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    We never had covered bridges around here but I always thought they looked special and romantic...so sad it's gone...but glad they will rebuild!

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    gosh that is just so sad.

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