What a gorgeous day it was in Missouri today. The hubby and I took a drive to Jefferson County, MO, and after spending a little time at St. Francois State Park, I happened to remember Sandy Creek Covered Bridge was nearby. Two years ago, I had visited the bridge with my sister for the very first time. At the time, repairs were underway, but it was still beautiful. Photographing from the backside, you can hardly tell it was under construction.
Fast forward to today, and not only was the bridge beautifully restored, but the lighting was better. I only had my telephoto lens with me so was forced to step back a bit for these shots, but I was very pleased with how they came out.
The original Sandy Creek Covered Bridge was built in 1872. It is located near Hillsboro, MO. Today, there are four covered bridges remaining in Missouri, all of which are declared by the State of Missouri as historic sites. I hope to visit and photograph the other three bridges someday. I also plan to visit in different seasons. Can you imagine the red bridge against a snowy landscape? What a lovely Christmas card this would make.
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