This is probably one of the most photographed sites in Southeast Missouri
Photo taken by James Baughn
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Wow! Talk about memories. I actually grew up about 2 miles ftom the covered bridge towards Scopus direction. We used to jump from the top of the bridge into the water. We would also stand behind the dam's waterfall and walk the length of the bridge. We would hike up to the cemetery and just have a great time! I attended 5th and 6th grades in the middle 80's there in Burfordville. The fake owls in the top of the bridge were always creepy to me. Glad it's still standing!!
I saw this bridge back in 1979 when I visited cousins in MO. Since then I've only seen one other in New Hampshire. I live in California and I doubt we have any in this state. I'm glad to see that it and the mill are still standing. I will have to share this picture with my brother who was with me on that trip.
i grew up just 3 miles from this bridge and even went to school my 5th and 6th grade years at Burfordville School. I remember hauling hay as a kid from the hayfield just past the covered bridge, which was my great uncle joe's property. We brought some pretty good loads of hay across that bridge and all of our equipment as well. that was when the bridge was open for all traffic. i then got married in the yard beside of the old mill with the view of the covered bridge in the background. That place has a lot of memories for me and they all make me smile!
i love covered bridges...