Neil Ellis Photos: Artist’s Bridge – North Bethel, Maine

Neil writes:

This covered bridge spanning the Sunday River is located about four miles northwest of North Bethel, Maine. As this excerpt from the web site indicates, we were not the first to discover its charms:

This bridge, built in 1872, is named the Artist’s Bridge because of its reputation as being the most photographed and painted of the venerable covered bridges in Maine. The bridge, an 87 foot Paddleford truss, was closed to traffic in 1958 when a new bridge was built downstream. That a scene is heavily photographed and painted, of course, does not mean it is ideal, can’t-miss subject matter. On the other hand, that multitudes of others have photographed and painted this bridge does not negate or detract from its beauty.

Neil Ellis Photos: Neil is great friend who plays a respectable round of golf, identifies unseen birds by their calls, completes the New York Times Friday Crossword in ink, and snaps a heck of a photo. His photos are featured here at and can be found collected at Neil Ellis Photos.