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The Last Covered Bridge in Wisconsin

Last Covered Bridge in Cedarburg,Wisconsin

The Last Covered Bridge in Wisconsin

Wisconsin once had over 40 covered bridges.  The last covered bridge in Wisconsin is located in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. That is just an amazing fact to me.

 

The Last Covered Bridge in Cedarburg Wisconsin - Wisconsin once had over 40 covered bridges.  That is just an amazing fact to me.

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Inside of the Covered Bridge

The Last Covered Bridge in Cedarburg Wisconsin - Wisconsin once had over 40 covered bridges.  That is just an amazing fact to me.

For me this somber weather really doesn’t do anything for me – black and white really looks old and dingy.  I guess it is still fitting tell for her age.




 

The Bridge in Cedarburg is a Timeless Piece of Art
However the bridge is photographed, it become timeless art. Below is my artsy take on the bridge. Did a little ghosting of the image to show movement. The objective is to show motion in an image, while trying to keep the bridge in sharp focus. To the process, I added a light tree branch texture over the top, processed in black and white and bumped up the clarity slider to make the black pop.The Last Covered Bridge in Cedarburg Wisconsin - Wisconsin once had over 40 covered bridges.  That is just an amazing fact to me.

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Wouldn’t be me without trying to mess around with a good thing and make it mine.  In manual mode I moved the lens focus in and out with mid-grade tan or bronze colored plastic wrap acting as a light filter – dragging the shutter, while manually moving the focus in and out slowly. If that makes sense?  It doesn’t always work for me.  Once in a while it does.  Sorta like the whole panning for birds in flight via tripod works out for me 🙂 Sometimes!

 

The Sign Says

According to the sign next to this bridge, is the lone standing covered bridge in all of Wisconsin. That is a cool fact.

Had to try some HDR to giver’ a little life.  I need to get back to this location during the fall to see those trees pop with color.

The Last Covered Bridge in Cedarburg Wisconsin - Wisconsin once had over 40 covered bridges.  That is just an amazing fact to me.

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Little History I Dug Up
The bridge was built in 1876, the original span measured 120 feet long and 12 feet wide. Its construction was of a certain type of pine found near Baraboo, Wisconsin.

Blueprint Covered Bridge

The pure history behind this landmark, required a visit.

Want to Visit For Yourself?
Cedarburg Covered Bridge
1700 Covered Bridge Road
Cedarburg, Wisconsin
(Google maps will get you close enough)

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When in Cedarburg don’t forget to bum around in all their unique shops and visit their winery.  It is historic little town that I found plenty to keep me busy for the day.

Have yourself a wonderful week!! See you back here next Monday with another Midwest Moment!

Want Something to Do in Wisconsin?
If you are looking for something to do in Wisconsin —>   Visit my explore Wisconsin category.  I’ll be back dating some postings for Wisconsin locations in the coming months because they were on another site. I just need to search a crap ton of files for the picture files because they were stripped during migration.

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