Outside the Beltway

Northern Virginians hit the road. This covered bridge photo by a Patch reader, taken in Pennsylvania, recalls simpler times.

Sometimes Patch likes to travel outside of Northern Virginia. The photos taken here are by one of our readers, Nan Ryant of Alexandria.

The bridge is the Lower Humbert Covered Bridge, offering a one-lane crossing over Laurel Hill Creek in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

The bridge, made of wood, was built in 1891. It is one of 10 covered bridges remaining in the county. The design is a Burr Arch Truss Bridge.

The bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Virginia has 32 bridges on the list, including several in Loudoun County, one in Arlington and one in Alexandria. Can you guess the names of any of the bridges?


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