Tuesday Stroll In Northern Virginia-Our Covered Bridges Don't Compare To Lancaster PA

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Real Estate Agent with Integrity Real Estate Group

Covered Bridge At Tacketts MillCal Yoder resides in beautiful Lancaster County PA photographs and writes terrific blogs about the covered bridges in his area.  His posts remind me how important it is to preserve our history even if it is something as modest as a covered bridge.  When I owned a home in the Shenandoah Valley of VA the Meem's Bottom Bridge was a few miles from my house.  Just like one of the bridges Cal wrote about Siegrist Mill Covered Bridge, the Meems Bottom Bridge also was destroyed by floods in 1870 and 1877.  It was rebuilt in 1878 and was still standing as built until 1976 when vandals set it on fire.  The bridge was rebuilt from original timbers and reinforced to handle modern traffic.

Today on my Tuesday Stroll today, dodging rain drops, I headed to the closest thing we have to a covered bridge in Northern Virginia.  It is the pedestrian bridge at Tackett's Mill in Woodbridge VA.  Designed to replicate a covered bridge it is a nice spot to take a quick walk.  The pond has a  few small fish and turtles to check out.  You can also stroll around the path past the Tackett's Mill Townhouses and the Old Mill that was built on the site from the remnants of a mill from the Tackett's Mill Estate in Stafford County VA.

The Tackett's Mill covered bridge does not have the history of the covered bridges in Lancaster PA but it is a nice place for a Tuesday Stroll.  Stay tuned for next weeks Tuesday Stroll.  Cindy Jones and CJ Realty Group are always on the prowl looking to bring you little slices of life in Northern Virginia.


Other Tuesday Strolls in Northern Virginia


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Tish Lloyd
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Thanks for sharing that nice "slice of life in Northern Virginia", Cindy.  Makes me a little homesick, but in a nice way.

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Hi, Cindy -- that is a pretty covered bridge, none the less.  Thanks for sharing the photo and have a productive 4th Quarter!  Regards, Eric ^0-0^

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I think it's great that you take a "Tuesday Stroll". I need to make time for that!

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Cindy....I wish we had more covered bridges here.....but, at least I can find a few barns around....LOL

Have a great day!---Rob

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Tish-I enjoy my Tuesday strolls.  They are usually to some of the lesser known spots in our area.  Even those in a shopping center :-)

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Eric-thank you for stopping by for a quick stroll on our local covered bridge.  Have a great weekend.

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Ellie-it's my weekend.  Time to do the grocery shopping, banking and strolling before I have to gear up for the rest of the week.

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Rob-and I wish I had more barns to visit :-)

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