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Max Rockatansky:
Roberts Ferry Covered Bridge is a span which crosses the Tuolumne River via Roberts Ferry Road south of California State Route 132 in Stanislaus County.  Roberts Ferry Covered Bridge was dedicated during February 2000 as replacement span for an earlier truss span which was damaged by floods on the Tuolumne River in 1997.  Despite the modern design of the Roberts Ferry Covered Bridge the site of Robert's Ferry was once part of the Stockton-Los Angeles Road which served as the primary highway through San Joaquin Valley during the California Gold Rush. 

https://www.gribblenation.org/2022/06/roberts-ferry-covered-bridge.html?m=1

pderocco:

--- Quote from: Max Rockatansky on June 04, 2022, 11:08:22 PM ---Roberts Ferry Covered Bridge is a span which crosses the Tuolumne River via Roberts Ferry Road south of California State Route 132 in Stanislaus County.  Roberts Ferry Covered Bridge was dedicated during February 2000 as replacement span for an earlier truss span which was damaged by floods on the Tuolumne River in 1997.  Despite the modern design of the Roberts Ferry Covered Bridge the site of Robert's Ferry was once part of the Stockton-Los Angeles Road which served as the primary highway through San Joaquin Valley during the California Gold Rush. 

https://www.gribblenation.org/2022/06/roberts-ferry-covered-bridge.html?m=1

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I get why they built covered bridges in places that have snow, but what's the reason in warm places? Decoration?

Max Rockatansky:

--- Quote from: pderocco on June 08, 2022, 02:21:27 AM ---
--- Quote from: Max Rockatansky on June 04, 2022, 11:08:22 PM ---Roberts Ferry Covered Bridge is a span which crosses the Tuolumne River via Roberts Ferry Road south of California State Route 132 in Stanislaus County.  Roberts Ferry Covered Bridge was dedicated during February 2000 as replacement span for an earlier truss span which was damaged by floods on the Tuolumne River in 1997.  Despite the modern design of the Roberts Ferry Covered Bridge the site of Robert's Ferry was once part of the Stockton-Los Angeles Road which served as the primary highway through San Joaquin Valley during the California Gold Rush. 

https://www.gribblenation.org/2022/06/roberts-ferry-covered-bridge.html?m=1

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I get why they built covered bridges in places that have snow, but what's the reason in warm places? Decoration?

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Apparently it is totally an aesthetic thing, even if it doesn’t make sense historically.  At least the bridge is at the location of major way point that was on the Stockton-Los Angeles Road.

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