I’ve taken hundreds of pictures of the Long White Bridge at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens over the last five years. Even when there isn’t anything extra going on, like blooming azaleas, a Great Blue Heron hunting, or a perfect reflection–it just calls out to be photographed. I took this image the last time I was there, July 3rd.
On Tuesday this week a large tree on the left end of the bridge came down on the bridge. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but there was extensive damage to the structure. The bridge dates to the 1840s and plans are underway to rebuild promptly and exactly as it was.
My other photos of the Long White Bridge
14 thoughts on “Long White Bridge, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens”
It’s just the contrast that make the scenery.
I just learned of the bridge’s demise from Ted’s comments on his site. I am so sorry to hear about this and hope they’re able to restore it as best they can. Your photos are always beautiful from here. We’ve been to it a couple days in past years, I’ve photographed the bridge as well. 🙂
Thank you, Donna—I thought you had been there and how could you not take the shots? The heat is keeping me from going to see progress, hopefully one morning this week I’ll get over there. An article in our newspaper said management hoped to have it complete in 30 days.
Beautiful picture. Love the bridge framed by the trees. Reminds me in some way of Bow Bridge in Central Park NYC.
Thank you, glad that you liked it. Interesting, I’ve just looked that bridge up and it is a beauty with that arch above the water. I lived in CT for 30 years and rarely went to NYC and never made it to Central Park—seeing that would have been a good reason.
Absolutely! Central Park is worth a visit!
What a gorgeous photo Ellen, love it. 🙂
I’ll bet not many bridges like this one are left that date back to the 1940s.
Probably not, and lots of repairs and updates along the way.
Beauty of a bridge and shot, Ellen. Shame it got damaged but glad to hear that there are folks who care enough about it to repair so it will exist on.
Thanks, Steve! Yes, and they seem committed to staying as close to the original as possible, including the type of wood.
Lovely! I can see what draws you back.