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

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lizette Realty - Lexington KY - Richmond KY

 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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Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

That is a lovely bridge, I bet beautiful wedding photos were taken on it tons of times. What a loss!

Dec 16, 2010 08:52 PM #1
Kevin Nash
Shorewest Realtors, Metro Milwaukee - Germantown, WI

This is a great photo. There is only one like this I am aware of in Cedarburg WI and they name a a street after the bridge. You guessed it, Covered Bridge Road.

Dec 16, 2010 09:06 PM #2
Gary De Pury
Bay Vista Realty - Land O Lakes, FL

That is soooo cool.  There are a few around my area in Pasco, I should go grab pics of them.  It would make really cool artwork in the office.  in fact....how about you mail this one to me.........  Pretty Please!

Here is my Kodak moment, taken with a Blackberry...not quite the same quality, I love your picture.


Gary De Pury, SFR

Dec 16, 2010 09:10 PM #3
Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Lexington KY - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
Lizette Realty,Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes -

Gary, send me your email address and I will send it to you.

Dec 16, 2010 09:42 PM #4
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

What a beautiful bridge!  All that greenery does give us hope!  I can hear the clop clop of tires driving across it!

Dec 16, 2010 10:44 PM #5
DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas

What a beautiful picture Lizette!  It's too bad it is gone.

Dec 17, 2010 01:23 AM #6
Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY - Babylon, NY
"Moving at The Speed of YOU!"

Hi Lizette, now that is a nice wood bridge. It's ashame it's gone. Madison County really should restore bridges like that one instead of replacing them if they can. Sometimes that is impossible due to the age of the bridge.

Dec 17, 2010 07:16 AM #7
San Antonio Texas New Homes for Sale
www.sanantoniotexasnewhomesforsale.com - San Antonio, TX



Lizette,   People need to realize the true history...  !!   Such a neat Historic Piece of our Country.

Glad you took the picture....It is ashame the bridge is now gone!!  

Dec 17, 2010 08:06 AM #8
Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector


Wasn't that the name of the movie starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep? Bridges of Madison County?

Dec 17, 2010 11:01 AM #9
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Century 21 Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI

What a wonderful picture ....captured in time indeed~!

Dec 17, 2010 12:00 PM #10
Teri Eckholm
Boardman Realty - White Bear Lake, MN
REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro

Lizette--Your photo is beautiful! What a winter we are having all over. I haven't seen huge snowbanks this early since I was a kid! Crazy...have a wonderful holiday!

Dec 17, 2010 12:05 PM #11
Debbie Walsh
Keller Williams Realty - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.928.8000

Lizette this is such a pretty picture!  Great entry!

Dec 17, 2010 04:35 PM #12
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FL Luxury Homes Hollywood Lakes,Golden Isles/Beach

This is a winner Lizette -- you do have the visual eye to present property in the best liht.  You are definitely gifted.

Merry Christmas

Dec 17, 2010 06:46 PM #13
Connie King
CK Staging & Design, Sevierville, TN - Sevierville, TN

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

Dec 18, 2010 04:34 PM #14
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells 1-814-881-7548 - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

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.

Dec 19, 2010 08:50 PM #15
Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com) - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

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.

Dec 20, 2010 08:02 AM #16
Roseanne Campagna
John L. Scott RE Maple Valley, WA - Maple Valley, WA
Kent/DesMoines/Blk Diamond/Renton/Maple Valley, 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!


Dec 20, 2010 02:20 PM #17
Pam Dent
Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc. - Charlottesville, VA
Realtor - Charlottesville Virginia Homes and Horse Farms

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.

Jan 16, 2011 12:42 PM #18
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