Fredericton, Canada — July 31, 2019 – Plans for the second annual “Love Your Covered Bridges Day” on August 4th have been announced by Association Heritage New Brunswick. “The concept of ‘Love Your Covered Bridges Day’ is simple,” says Marion Beyea, President of the organization. “We are encouraging people to visit one or more of the provinces covered bridges. And what better time to do this than on a holiday that celebrates all things New Brunswick.”
New Brunswick’s covered bridges have been receiving a great deal of attention lately. While this is fantastic news for the historic preservation community, it resulted from two unfortunate losses. The French Village (Hammond River #2) Bridge in Kings County was removed in 2017 and the Bell (South Oromocto River #3) Bridge in Sunbury County was badly damaged by high water and ice and removed in January 2018. New Brunswick’s historic covered bridges are not only a vital component of the transportation network, they are also an important part of its heritage and too many have been lost in recent years. In addition to their heritage value, they provide an economic benefit by attracting tourists to the communities near these structures. Read more….
Covered Bridges Conservation Association of New Brunswick Inc. was formed in 2018 to preserve, repair and protect New Brunswick’s timbered treasures. Covered Bridges are an icon in New Brunswick and this Association’s quest is to make them Heritage sites and have them protected permanently.
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