Covered bridges evoke feelings of a bygone era - Peaceful times in the countryside, rural life at a slower pace. However, these once plentiful structures have been fading from the American landscape. Cost of maintenance and exposure to fire, decay and vandalism all contribute to their disappearance. Some are cared for as state historic sites while others depend on private funds and organizations to care for them. This gallery shares images of some of these bridges which I have had the chance to photograph.