Covered Bridge Driveway
The arches, too, with flexible quarter-inch lauan plywood forming the outside curves, are more than just design elements. They offset the bridge’s slightly diagonal position by extending their respective ends 4-1/2 feet and squaring the roofline. For siding, Ed chose 1×10-inch shiplap pine — “when it shrinks, you don’t get those spaces between the boards” — and coated it with barn-red acrylic latex.
Other touches include a small pull-down bench, electric timers for the lanterns, and a wireless motion detector to hustle the couple’s two Corgis off the driveway whenever a car approaches.
Total price for materials was $7,200, including $6,000 for the covered section of the bridge.
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“We love Vermont, and we’ve photographed every covered bridge in the state,” says Diane. “There isn’t one like it. It’s totally unique.”
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