Monday, March 10, 2014

His and Her Travel Review: St. John's Covered Bridges

I have always lived in an area full of bridges and waterways. I love the water, but our bridges are boring. Just regular old interstate bridges - boring and grey.

Back in 2010, we were able to visit St. John on our first Canadian cruise. We planned our shore excursion to see something else - the Bay of Fundy (which we will blog about later) - but the tour guide explained on the bus that we were going to be able to see something else while we were there. Near the bay is the only area in the world where two covered bridges could be photographed together. I loved this and couldn't wait to get there. 

We didn't have nearly as many bridges where I grew up as we only had the one river run through town, but I have always been fascinated with covered bridges. I never understood their purpose but they still look neat. I had never seen one in person before so I was excited to finally see one in person. It was pretty much what I expected (it's a bridge after all) but it was great to cross it off my bucket list. The thing that surprised me was that there was nowhere else where you could see two at once. We had fun walking through the covered bridge, taking some photos and enjoying the scenery.

 This is the first of the bridges. It is big enough for a charter bus to drive through and it has a walkway on the side for pedestrians.

This is the only place in the world where you can photograph two covered bridges at once.

 The countryside behind the bridges makes the sight that much more breathtaking.

If it wasn't for the several feet of snow that they get here each winter I could easily live here.
Aren't we adorable?!?!

Do you have any covered bridges in your area? Have you been to St. John and seen these bridges?

Happy Traveling,


  1. Gorgeous scenery!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  2. I used to live in Pennsylvania, and I loved the covered bridges up and down the east coast! I collect postcards, and one of the first postcards I remember having was of a pretty red covered bridge. :) Thanks for linking up!

  3. Neat stop! I think bridges in general are beautiful, but the covered ones certainly do have their own appeal. Thanks for sharing! The only covered bridge I have been to wasn't a drive-through bridge, but a walk-through.... somewhere in the hills of West Virginia!


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