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The New Coventry Covered Bridge. Photo by David Guay, 11-30-

I went to visit the Coventry bridge on 11/30/99, because I had heard that it was hoped to be completed sometime in mid-November. I was hoping to see the bridge completed or nearly completed when I arrived. As I came upon the bridge, I noticed that there were no barriers at the entrance. I watched a truck coming from the opposite direction approaching the bridge, and was very pleasantly surprised to see the truck proceed through the New Coventry CB. As he passed, I rolled down my window and asked when it was opened, he replied that it had opened only yesterday.
       While I was at the bridge, many cars & trucks approached, and slowed down so that they could get a good look at the New bridge. They all seemed to be smiling when they came out of the bridge. What a nice feeling seeing all the local people checking out "their" New Coventry Covered Bridge, and all seemed to approve of it.

Yours In Bridging, David Guay

(David Guay is an active member of the New York State Covered Bridge Society)

Joe Nelson, P.O Box 267, Jericho, VT 05465-0267, jcnelson@together.net

Photograph © Copyright 1999 David Guay
This file updated April 9, 2000 (10:39AM)