Counting and Mapping the Bridges

Once I decided to make a complete set of photographs of the historic covered bridges in the State’s book, New Hampshire’s Covered Bridges, I became a bit obsessed with making a proper list and map of the bridges I’d be photographing.

I used the State’s book to make a list and then a map in Google’s My Map (an option in your Google Drive). It lets viewers zoom in and check out the map. It also lets me place markers on the map and color code the markers to indicate various things. In this case:

  • Black Marker – That is home base, the town where I live.
  • Yellow Markers – Bridges that I photographed before I actually began the project.
  • Red Markers – Bridges that I have photographed since starting the project.
  • Blue Markers – Those are the bridges that I need to photograph.

This helps me to plan trips and avoid missing a bridge. Or at least I hope so. My concern is that I not leave out a bridge while I’m in a specific part of the state and then have to make a special trip to photograph that bridge. So here is the map. I will update it as I go and we can check on the progress.

28 thoughts on “Counting and Mapping the Bridges

  1. Sandra

    Your executive functioning skills are enviable! I am certain your goal will be realized given your focus and attention to detail! This project is a joy to follow. Thanks for bringing us along on your journey Chris!

    Reply
    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Thank you. Your the first person to put it quite that way but I like it. I’m glad you’re enjoying the project. I hope to get two more bridges early tomorrow morning.

      Reply
      1. milfordstreet Post author

        Oh, I never doubted it. I loved how you phrased it and may use it. We’re trying a new recipe tonight for barbecue ribs. I have to get cooking!

  2. Footprints

    This is really impressive! What a great idea to create a map. It adds so much to the story to visually see where they all are. It is like going on a virtual trip. Love it!

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      1. Alexandra

        I figured it out, I had to sign up with my google account to see it… I rarely use my google/gmail account… hence the problem πŸ™‚ thank you for the link on e-mail, it helped figure out the mystery… it looks amazing, Chris πŸ™‚ some blue marks yet to cover, how exciting is that πŸ™‚

      2. milfordstreet Post author

        Excellent. I’m glad you were able to view it. I need to do a bridge count soon. I’m not at the halfway mark, yet. And the furthest bridges are still to come.

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