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"Covered Bridges" Top 5 Page for this destination Fredericton Local Custom Tip by Bwana_Brown

Fredericton Local Customs: 7 reviews and 6 photos

  Starkey Covered Bridge
by Bwana_Brown
 
 

Southern NB is dotted with covered bridges, originally built about 100-years ago to protect the wooden planking from rotting as a result of the winter snows. There are a number of scenic locations scattered throughout the province including the longest covered bridge in the world (over 1000 feet at Hartland). It is said that, in the horse-drawn buggy era, a young woman should be on her guard for a 'rogue' if she was crossing with a young gentleman and the horse stopped automatically in the dark area of mid-bridge! Photo of a bridge near Fredericton on one of the tributaries of the Saint John River.

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  • Updated Jan 28, 2003
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