covered bridge

noun

Definition of covered bridge

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

Examples of covered bridge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Damage to the Long Grove covered bridge became a focal point of town’s three-day Oktoberfest event, with brewery that hosted the event crafting a beer that pays homage to the storied bridge. Karie Angell Luc, chicagotribune.com, "Oktoberfest at Long Grove brewery features beer that pays homage to the woes of the town’s covered bridge," 6 Oct. 2020 About 10-acres of the land would be used immediately by the parks department to add trails and other amenities to Potter’s Bridge Park, a 75-acre county park at 195th Street and Allisonville Road that features a historic covered bridge. John Tuohy, The Indianapolis Star, "'Don’t leave it to Beaver': Residents protest planned gravel pit at Noblesville City Hall," 20 Oct. 2020 Her father took her and her sister fishing at a lake in Stone Mountain Park, in the monolith’s shadow, just past the historic covered bridge constructed by prominent Black businessman Washington W. King. Sonam Vashi, National Geographic, "What role do tourists play in the future of Confederate monuments?," 16 Oct. 2020 The historic covered bridge in Cornwall is over 240 feet long, spanning the Housatonic River along Route 7, not far from where 7 meets 128. Leeanne Griffin, courant.com, "Food and foliage: 6 perfect pairings to enjoy the changing colors across Connecticut and great restaurants nearby," 10 Oct. 2020 The covered bridge on Robert Parker Coffin Road was damaged first by the chartered yellow school bus on Aug. 15. Karie Angell Luc, chicagotribune.com, "Oktoberfest at Long Grove brewery features beer that pays homage to the woes of the town’s covered bridge," 6 Oct. 2020 Marys River gurgles peacefully beside the vineyard as a 91-year old covered bridge stands guard. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "7 Oregon wine events to spook out October fun," 1 Oct. 2020 Billy sneaks into the walled compound and reunites with Becca, who drives him to a security camera-free covered bridge. Nick Schager, EW.com, "The Boys recap: I want to know what love is," 11 Sep. 2020 The entire village is on the National Register of Historic Places, including the adjacent Jericho Covered Bridge, the only remaining covered bridge in Harford or Baltimore counties. baltimoresun.com, "Friends of Jerusalem Mill donates $500 each to Joppa-Magnolia, Kingsville fire companies after First Responder Day canceled," 31 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of covered bridge

1809, in the meaning defined above

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22 Nov 2020

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“Covered bridge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/covered%20bridge. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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