Kindly contributed by Terry Miller, veteran bridger and author of the new book America’s Covered Bridges.
I’ve been visiting covered bridges since age eight, first with my father, and then, after I got my driver’s license in 1962, on my own. Since 1953 I have seen well over 1,000 bridges in the United States, Canada, Switzerland and China. As an intrepid bridger, I found no obstacles too difficult to climb over, no signs threatening enough to scare me off and no state of deterioration too awful to stop me. Non-bridger friends often saw my actions as foolish. In retrospect, some were.