poetry and prose about place

New Brunswick’s covered bridges … kissing bridges

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A covered bridge is also known as a ‘kissing bridge’ – a place where a couple can steal a caress in privacy.  A covered bridge has always been a good place to leave a message about affection for one another.


During our covered bridge visits, we’ve seen lots of examples of these messages …


At least two notations of love in the MacFarlane Covered Bridge (Ward’s Creek #2) …



Ron and Trish, 2014 and WR and EE, years ago … MacFarlane Bridge


And another way of linking two sets of initials in the Marven Bridge (Belleisle Creek #2) …



A heart links J G and CW on the Marven Bridge


‘Just Married’ in chalk in the Moores Mills Bridge (Trout Creek #5) …



a chalk message in the Moores Mills Covered Bridge


And, back in the MacFarlane Bridge, an incomplete notation.  Who did LANA love?



LANA + in the MacFarlane Covered Bridge 2015


Copyright  2017  Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

September 1, 2017 at 7:31 am

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  1. A wonderful reminder that covered bridges have had a place in New Brunswick hearts for generations and, in turn, they have left expressions of their heart in the bridges. .

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    September 1, 2017 at 7:44 am

    • You are so right! I think we are so lucky to have the Patrick Owen bridge in our community.


      jane tims

      September 3, 2017 at 1:15 pm

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