KODAK Moment - Wood Bridges That are Vanishing From Madison County KY

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 KODAK Moment - Wood Bridges That are Vanishing From Madison County KY

As I was looking for one of my favorite pictures to enter into the Kodak Moment contest, I found this favorite moment that I had one summer day in Madison County KY.

I had been out touring homes with a client near US 25 in Richmond and after I drove across this wood bridge I stopped to take a few pictures for later. Good thing I did.

Now this bridge is gone. Yes, it's not even there now. Hard to imagine that something this beautiful is gone.   Most of the wooden bridges I remember seeing all my life in Madison County have vanished.

wood bridge

Over the years, I have taken pictures of old stores, bridges and buildings all around Madison County and Richmond. I'm always sad to see that now they are gone too. That's progress, I guess.  

Right now in Central Kentucky, we are experiencing extremely cold weather. Last night snow and today a freezing rain.  Brrrr! This picture makes me have hope that we will be warm again.

It's rare to experience all this snow and cold before Christmas. My mother commented yesterday that it reminded her of the weather back in the 50's and 60's. I do remember seeing old pictures of us kids playing in lots of snow. Maybe she is right.

I wonder if this has anything to do with global warming?

This post is written as a submission to the ActiveRain 'Kodak Moments' contest. I have the chance to win the KODAK EASYSHARE M580 Digital Camera

To participate in the ActiveRain contest, visit the blog post announcing the contest from Kodak and ActiveRain


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Connie King
CK Staging & Design, Sevierville, TN

Beautiful photo of a time now gone.   KY is so beautiful,  just like TN.   And you still have the ferry.

December 18, 2010 04:34 PM
Mary Yonkers
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
Alan Kells 1-814-881-7548

Lizette--I relate to the wooden bridge as one in my area was torched by young vandals recently.  It is sad to see a part of our past disappear..  I am glad that you were able to take a photo prior to its demise.

Merry Christmas.

December 19, 2010 08:50 PM
Erby Crofutt
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com)

Have you ever been up by Flemingsburg to see the covered wooden bridges up there.  Someplace, I have some pictures of some of them.  Pretty neat stuff.  Too bad that one's now gone.

December 20, 2010 08:02 AM
Roseanne Campagna
Kent/DesMoines/Blk Diamond/FederalWay/Maple Valley
Windermere RE/PSK, Inc. - South King County, WA

Hi Lizette,

I can relate to changes in the landscape and how it effects us. I'm thinking too about the environment and landscape in general. I moved to a rural area to have a lifestyle with lots of trees and trails to ride my horse. The last 18 years has changed so much, that the trails are not accessible and more and more homes are taking up the natural areas.

It is a mixed feeling to see this happening for sure. A lot of the residents care about their freedom of how to use their own land, while others are more conservative about land use.

Let's just hope we don't forget about taking care of the environment for the long term. Even a wonderful old bridge has value beyond its functional use... GREAT PHOTO!


December 20, 2010 02:20 PM
Pam Dent
Realtor - Charlottesville Virginia Homes and Horse Farms
Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.

Lizette - It is so sad that these landmarks are disapearing from the local landscape.  Aren't you glad that you have a photographic record.  I hope that some are being preserved.

January 16, 2011 12:42 PM

Lizette Fitzpatrick

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