The Wakefield Covered Bridge is fascinating to walk through, open to the breezes coming off the river. This view from within looks downstream.
Looking around gives a view of the structure itself- truly a labour of love for the community.
Here we have another view looking upstream, this time at the west end of the bridge.
And here we've got the west entrance. There are doorways on each end (so the bridge is likely closed up overnight), and landscaping done, along with the plaque and the historical signs. When the bridge was inaugurated in 1998 by Romeo LeBlanc, the Governor General at the time, it was welcomed by the community and beyond, a special place for a village that is special in and of itself.
I started back, photographing the east shore.
Then I paused to photograph downstream again. Though Wakefield lies outside the boundaries of Gatineau Park, the terrain here is very much typical of the Gatineau Hills themselves.
Weddings are held from time to time on the bridge. This photograph was included in one of the display panels.
We took our leave of the bridge, pausing down the road to take in one final view of it from upstream. This ends my series from the Gatineau Hills. I hope you have enjoyed the tour.