covered bridge


: a bridge that has its roadway protected by a roof and enclosing sides

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web An officer at 4:11 a.m. stopped at a car that had its engine running at the Charles A. Harding covered bridge. cleveland, 14 May 2021 The trail is notable for the 14 trestle bridges that cross the Sugar River and its tributaries, and a replica covered bridge, which crosses Norwegian Creek just north of Headgates Park. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 June 2020 Hoi An still bears evidence of its sophisticated and international past, from the covered bridge built by the Japanese community in the late 1500s to the facades of the Portuguese traders’ houses that flank the quiet streets. Hanya Yanagihara, Condé Nast Traveler, 10 Jan. 2022 The Nine Mile Bridge, or Salmon River Bridge, north of Hyder, was the first covered bridge in Alaska. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 5 Dec. 2022 For almost 200 years, Long Grove’s residents have been like the village’s infamous covered bridge — charming with an unexpected steely foundation hidden beneath the surface. Kori Rumore, Chicago Tribune, 27 Nov. 2022 Long Grove’s iconic covered bridge has been hit again. Chicago Tribune Staff, Chicago Tribune, 27 Sep. 2022 Pair a covered bridge tour with a visit to some hot springs, mountain views and other attractions. oregonlive, 23 Sep. 2021 Originally held in the downtown area around Mill Street, the event was relocated last year to the covered bridge, allowing for crowds to spread out in the beautiful park setting. John Benson, cleveland, 31 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1809, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of covered bridge was in 1809

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“Covered bridge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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