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3 Cool Covered Bridges to Explore in Michigan

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While covered bridges are a great backdrop for engagement pictures, they also make a scenic setting for road-trip pictures. Michigan supplies quite a few historical bridges worth visiting. Here are just a few that are worth a detour, the next time you’re driving through the Wolverine State. 

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One of the few covered bridges in the state that is open to traffic, the Fallasburg covered bridge is located north of Lowell. Built in 1871, it measures 100 feet in length and manifests the Brown truss design. The bridge ranks on the National Register of Historic Places.


Though not as old as some of the state’s other covered bridges, the Frankenmuth bridge is still a charmingly retrospective construction worth witnessing. Comprised entirely of wood, the bridge took two years to construct before its installation in 1980. It measures 239 feet in length and weighs 230 tons. It’s currently open to pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

The town of Frankenmuth itself is worth exploring, too, with its Bavarian-style architecture. St. Julians Winery, Frankenmuth Lager Mill, and Zak and Macs Chocolate Haus are fun attractions to check out.  

Pierce Stocking

Built in the 1960s, the Pierce Stocking bridge is one of the most popular attractions to witness along the 7.4-mile Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive route in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Interestingly enough, the bridge had to be rebuilt in 1984 because porcupines had eaten the wood along on its sides. 

For more interesting roadside attractions to explore in Michigan, check out this article here. Or check out this article, for insights on planning a trip to Detroit

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