covered bridge

noun

Definition of covered bridge 

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

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A few years after a debate began over whether to demolish Long Grove’s covered bridge, the one-lane span recently was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Todd Shields, chicagotribune.com, "Long Grove bridge's status on National Register of Historic Places ensures its future, officials say," 21 June 2018 What those who rushed into the street saw — that a truck had crashed into the top of the village’s covered bridge and driven completely through it — was more than just severe damage to a physical structure. Robert Mccoppin, chicagotribune.com, "Village seeks to save 112-year-old bridge after truck severely damaged structure: 'This is the face of Long Grove'," 29 June 2018 The townspeople of Long Grove, Illinois in suburban Chicago spent years debating whether to save or demolish the old one-lane covered bridge that spanned Buffalo Creek. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "Town tried to protect old bridge with a landmark status. Then this truck came along," 29 June 2018 From Alaska's wildlife and mountains to Florida's Keys, Connecticut's covered bridges to North Carolina's Blue Ridge Parkway, the scenery is only matched by the stunning natural diversity. Kori Hill, USA TODAY, "50 state road trip: Beautiful scenic drives around the US," 25 June 2018 The Children’s Farm is on 60 acres connected to the Center’s idyllic grounds by a pedestrian wooden covered bridge that crosses Southwest Highway. Nancy Coltun Webster, chicagotribune.com, "Nature fun abounds at The Children’s Farm, Little Red Schoolhouse," 13 May 2018 The only covered bridge in Cobb County still open to automobile traffic, its traffic count is higher than all the covered bridges in Georgia combined. Southern Living, "Despite Warnings, Drivers Can’t Stop Ramming into Georgia’s Most Beloved Covered Bridge," 1 May 2018 Hidden in the framework of a classic New England covered bridge in Pittsford, Vt. Glenn Derene, Popular Mechanics, "Geocaching: Join in the Global Game of Hide and Seek," 22 Apr. 2011 This is the Northeast Kingdom, a pristine wonderland with blue sky, green mountains, windmills, covered bridges, and delightfully cool temperatures. Margaret Darby, Philly.com, "Peace and harmony in Northeast Kingdom," 3 Sep. 2017

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1809, in the meaning defined above

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