Pierce Stocking Covered Bridge

Posted: October 30, 2012 in HDR, Michigan, Nikon D90

The Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive is named after the man who built it. Pierce Stocking, a lumberman by trade, had knowledge of road-building and a love for the beautiful scenic vistas of what is now known as the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. It was this love that inspired him to construct a 7.4 mile roadway that people could drive and thereby get quick access to many scenic lookouts, including the dunes themselves.
The national park service bought the property in the late 1970’s and renovated the road by paving it, constructing a bicycle lane, adding wooden lookout towers, and raising the covered bridge, shown here, that Pierce Stocking built himself, to a 13 foot clearance.

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