Spanning Time: America's Covered Bridges (2003)
DVD; approx. 57 minutes
This documentary explores the affection Americans have for covered bridges, and includes a look at preservation efforts, history, construction, tourism and why covered bridges are important.
Spanning Time: America's Covered Bridges explores the affection Americans have for covered bridges. The program looks at preservation efforts, history, construction, tourism and why covered bridges are important.
“What's fascinating is how universal the feelings toward covered bridges are,” said producer Gino Brancolini. “Everywhere they have covered bridges, people develop an attachment and affection for their bridge. There are instances we heard discussed where someone wanted to tear out the bridge and put in a steel bridge and others would fight tooth and nail to keep it.”
The program contains interviews with preservationists, engineers, builders, restoration experts, tourists, historians and covered bridge aficionados. Because the bridges are often located on rural roads, the program provides incredible scenery from around the country.
Companion Web Site:
The COMPANION WEB SITE contains a long description of the program and a slide show of covered bridges from around the country.