Covered Bridges

Covered Bridges:  Nostalgia and Cultural Structures

Nostalgia is a powerful emotion that often arises from fond memories of the past. It can be triggered by various elements, including cultural structures such as covered bridges. Covered bridges have a long history and are often associated with a bygone era, evoking a sense of nostalgia for many people.  Did you know that these historic structures were prevalent in the 18th and 19th centuries. Covered bridges were constructed to protect the wooden trusses and flooring from the elements, increasing their longevity. They were an essential part of transportation infrastructure, allowing people and goods to cross rivers and other bodies of water.  As time passed and modern engineering techniques emerged, covered bridges became less common. However, their charm and historical significance have made them an enduring symbol of the past.

Covered Bridge Fine Art Photography

Fine art photography is a genre that focuses on capturing images with artistic intent. Covered bridges are a favored subject of mine due to their aesthetic appeal and nostalgic connotations. When photographing covered bridges, photographers may choose to capture the structure in its entirety, highlighting its unique design and historical significance. For me, it’s about using the approaching road as a leading line.  Recently, my newest approach lay in capturing an elevated perspective to the bridge making for pleasant composition.  These art prints celebrate the beauty and historical significance of these architectural gems.

Covered Bridge Art Prints

In evidence-based design in healthcare art, researchers found nostalgic landmarks such as covered bridges produce warm memories which foster peaceful feelings.  These cultural artifacts now serve as symbols of local pride and are perfect subjects for hospitality art, healthcare art, and corporate art clients.  These fine art prints of covered bridges allow business owners to greet their clients with wall décor that places them at ease.  In addition to covered bridge art prints, check out my gallery of barn art prints, canal artwork, lighthouses, log houses, and in particular mill art prints