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The Kissing Bridge

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THE KISSING BRIDGE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Romaine Butterfield RSCDS Book 47

1- 8 1s cast and dance behind lines to bottom and turn outwards to dance back to top
9-16 1s cross down to dance reels of 3 on opposite sides to end in partner's place
17-24 1s lead down middle and cross to own sides (Lady under Man's arm), 1s lead up to top and end facing partner with 2H joined
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette. 213

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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A covered bridge, or kissing bridge, is a timber-truss bridge with a roof and siding which, in most covered bridges, create an almost complete enclosure.

The purpose of the covering is to protect the wooden structural members from the weather.

The brief moment of relative privacy while crossing the bridges earned them the name "Kissing Bridges".

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Covered Bridge (Kissing Bridge) Over Larrys Creek In Cogan House Township, Pennsylvania, USA
A Burr Arch Truss Bridge Bridge On The US National Register Of Historic Places, Built 1877

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