Bridges of Kent County.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by SloNEZ, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. SloNEZ

    SloNEZ Guano Loco

    Joined:
    May 4, 2006
    Oddometer:
    601
    Location:
    Grand Rapids MI
    I decided to check out a few of the covered bridges in the area today.
    Took a few pix.

    Headed over to Ada first to the Ada Covered Bridge.
    [​IMG]

    A view from the Thornapple Road side:
    [​IMG]

    On the bridge:
    [​IMG]

    A side shot:
    [​IMG]

    On to Fallasburg!
    Here's a shot of the covered bridge from the park:
    [​IMG]
    This bridge still carries quite a bit of traffic.

    Looking from the park toward the town of Fallasburg:
    [​IMG]

    A close-up of the marker that you can see on the left in the pic above:
    [​IMG]

    A pic taken right next to the marker looking back at the park (I took this on my way back through):
    [​IMG]

    Another shot from the marker on my way back through. It's pretty common for weddings and other modeling shoots to be done at the park and bridge.
    [​IMG]
    That bald guy on the left is one lucky man.
    I got a look at the bride on my way by ... HAWT!

    On the bridge:
    [​IMG]

    Carved by a ghost:
    [​IMG]

    Five dollars seems kinda' steep!
    [​IMG]

    An historical marker in Fallasburg:
    [​IMG]

    A little info on John Wesley himself:
    [​IMG]

    Here's the house mentioned on the signs shown above:
    [​IMG]

    Some more info on the area:
    [​IMG]

    A shot of the Fallasburg School mentioned on the sign above.
    What's a box social, anyway?
    [​IMG]

    An old farm house in the town:
    [​IMG]

    A shot of the barn from the 1896 farm shown above:
    [​IMG]

    Another shot of the farm:
    [​IMG]

    Another house in town ca 1850.
    It says it's a museum, too ... no hours were posted and it looked unmanned, though.
    [​IMG]

    The oldest grave I could find in the Fallasburg cemetary.
    1852.
    [​IMG]

    The most-recent grave of a Fallas that I could find ... notice the extra "S" on the end ... it was in with the other Fallas graves, though ... just a typo, I guess.
    [​IMG]

    Standing at Satira's grave looking toward the rest of the Fallas family.
    [​IMG]

    On to White's bridge (it's actually just over the line in Ionia County):
    [​IMG]
    That's a centennial farm up there on the right on the way to White's Bridge.

    Fun road - straight, but hilly.
    [​IMG]

    OK by me!
    [​IMG]

    At White's Bridge:
    [​IMG]

    The bridge:
    [​IMG]

    On the bridge:
    [​IMG]

    Standing by the sign shown above looking down at a little swimming area:
    [​IMG]

    Side view of White's Bridge.
    Is it just me, or do these things all look a lot alike?
    [​IMG]

    The road from the bridge:
    [​IMG]

    On the way back:
    [​IMG]
    I hate deer.
    I swear to God I do.
    Stupid thing stood there and looked at me while I pulled over, stopped, shut off the bike, got out the camera, took its picture, put the camera away, started the bike, and got going again.
    I had to shoo it off the road so I could ride by.
    I hate them so much.
    I really do.



    -Slo
    #1
  2. zadok

    zadok Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,044
    Location:
    Western Australia
    Nice. Are these peculiar to this area?
    #2
  3. donny662

    donny662 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2008
    Oddometer:
    390
    Location:
    Michigan
    I rode my mom's GZ250 home from Ionia, where we bought the bike, to Standale. I saw the sign for the covered bridge in Fallasburg Park and took the detour. It's a neat bridge. This was done in April, so there was nobody in the whole park. I payed no attention to the sign and went over the bridge a little faster than walking speed; don't tell anyone.
    #3