Digdeguash #3 McGuire 1913
There are still about 60 covered bridges left in New Brunswick and most of them can be driven through today. The two bridges I'm sharing today cross over the Digdeguash River in southwestern NB. How do you pronounce that word any way? Well I thought it was spelled "Digi-de-wash" because that's how it's pronounced.....until I looked at the sign and noticed the spelling of it.
The first bridge we crossed is the McGuire #3 in Elmsville along the Digdeguash River which runs from near McAdam and down through Charlotte County to the community of Digdeguash on the Passamaquoddy Bay. You can see through the other side of the bridge a steel structure with black and orange markings on it. This is to prevent oversized vehicles from crossing the bridge.
Looking down river. It was so pretty.
There was lots of 'art' in the form of graffiti in this bridge and some not too nice words! Why do people do that??
Looking back from the other side.
We continued on along the backroads until we came to the community of Rollingdam. We drove through the intersection of two roads and I saw a weight restriction sign to the right that indicated there might be a covered bridge so I
asked begged suggested we turn around and check it out. We found bridge # 4, McCann, built in 1934.
We parked at a little turnout along the road and I battled the blackflies - hordes of them! - to take photos.
Rollingdam or, Rolling Dam as it used to be spelled, was settled in 1830 and the area was known for lumbering and apparently there was a dam in this area at one time and no doubt a lumber mill.
The view up river from the window in the bridge.
There is a bit of a rapids near the bridge.
This young lad came flying through the bridge on his 4-wheeler and almost didn't make the turn on the other side. Good thing there was a side rail of wood for me to step up on out of the way! lol
There is another covered bridge on this river - #6 at Dumbarton. I guess we'll have to look for that one on another drive down there.
I said in my last post that I'd show you what I bought at the Tweedside Road Home Decor shop in St. Andrews.
I couldn't resist this sign. Since our main bathroom has a seaside theme I thought this would be perfect hung in there above the window.
I also bought this small crystal ball and what you see is the side yard reflected upside down.
Here it is in a glass candlestick.
And, in an enamel bowl of seashells. I think I'll have fun finding spots for this ball and maybe taking photos of reflections in it.
Thank you for visiting and commenting on my St. Andrews post and for stopping by today.
I hope my American friends are enjoying a safe and wonderful holiday weekend.