Covered Bridges: Exterior and Interior

Today I’m sharing three prints of covered bridges. The first two showing exterior aspects and the third one interior. We see so many captures and prints of covered bridges showing the exterior which I clearly understand from an architectural aspect…they are beautiful structures. I have shared a number of my own prints on this blog in various forms of painting styles. Today I’m sharing three different bridges where I used a more abstract watercolor technique (sharper lines and distinct borders).

All of these prints are covered bridges located in the south central portion of Oregon where off the beaten path you can find numerous covered bridges. I’ll start with the Neal Lane bridge. The viewpoint of the art print shows the perspective highlighting the shortness of the bridge.

Short Covered Bridge

Next up is the Stewart Bridge. This bridge is slightly longer than the prior one and doesn’t have any windows as many of them do.

Stewart Bridge

And then the third one is the interior perspective of the Grave Creek Bridge. The amount of windows and the openness of the interior really caught my eye.

Inside a Covered Bridge

Thoughts? As I have said before, everyone reacts to visual art techniques and looks differently, so I am not in the least offended by opinions. 

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22 thoughts on “Covered Bridges: Exterior and Interior

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks Dan!! I always associated them to New England even though we had a few in Iowa. I never realized any existed here in the west until I came across these in Oregon a few years back.

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      I didn’t realize there were some in Ohio. For some reason I always think of New England when I see them. I had no idea there were any in Oregon until I came across these on one of our trips from So Cal to Seattle.

      1. Nancy

        Yes… there is a whole covered bridge drive in NE Ohio. There are some beauties. It’s also a wine region so they combine it. Vineyards, wineries and covered bridges… fabulous!

  1. D. Wallace Peach

    I didn’t even know that Oregon has covered bridges, Kirt. I always thought they were a Vermont thing. 😀 The interior photo was my favorite. You’re right that we rarely see the interiors and they’re wonders in and of themselves. The windows make that one especially lovely. Beautiful shots.

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      I’m with you on associating them to New England, although we had a few in Iowa when I was growing up, but never in my wildest dreams did I picture any in Oregon. I came across them by accident on one of our trips from So Cal to Seattle a few years back!

  2. Carl Wright

    Thanks for sharing, Kirt. I love covered bridges. There are no covered bridges where I live. But when I attended Bible School in New Brunswick, Canada I got to see several. The Bible School is located only about 3 miles from the world’s longest covered (1282 feet) bridge in Hartland.
    I much preferred to walk it. The one side is completely solid. The other side by the pedestrian walkway is partially open so you can see the St. John river below.
    I love how you have done your prints.

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks for stopping by Carl and for the feedback…much appreciated!! The covered bridge in Hartland sounds awesome…. can only imagine how it would be to walk it with one side open for the river view!! Have a great weekend!

      1. Carl Wright

        You are very welcome, Kirt. This time of year in the springtime the water level gets quite high. Fortunately it has never risen so high that the bridge is swept away.

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