Nov 26, 2012, 08:32 PM
Found some sort of chamber in the woods
So I was exploring an area where there apparently used to be a covered bridge. Lo and behold, I stumbled upon this site. The odd thing is that there is a concrete slab atop it while the bricks are clearly made of clay. It seems as if someone had tried to cover this opening at some point. Anyone have an idea what it might have been? I'm thinking an old cellar or underground chamber of some sort. Thanks!
Last edited by fordam3; Nov 26, 2012 at 08:38 PM.
Nov 26, 2012, 08:33 PM
Nov 26, 2012, 08:45 PM
Start digging and let us know!
Nov 26, 2012, 08:59 PM
Did you find any remnants of the covered bridge? Are there any other building remains around.
Nov 26, 2012, 09:05 PM
I was going to say it could be a dolmen but not if clay and concrete were used.
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Nov 26, 2012, 09:22 PM
possibly an old root celler or spring celler
Nov 26, 2012, 10:07 PM
What's a dolmen?
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Nov 26, 2012, 10:16 PM
That's awesome. Be careful. Looks like a place the Blair Witch would hang out...
Nov 26, 2012, 10:34 PM
We have those in New England. Some people think they were native American, but the more traditional explanation is food storage / root cellar as someone had already mentioned. Though ours have flat fieldstone walls and a large flat rock slab on top. Some fringe folks think they were built by Vikings, celts or others who they believe visited the us in ancient times. Might be worth checking in with your local historical societies ( after you md the sure of course!!).
Let us know if you find anything.
Nov 26, 2012, 10:45 PM
According to the Brother's Grimm, trolls lived under bridges. Perhaps the entrance to his lair?
Nov 26, 2012, 10:49 PM
How deep does it go? Possible it's a fireplace?
Nov 26, 2012, 11:45 PM
I see no clay bricks just rocks.
Nov 27, 2012, 12:23 AM
Perhaps -- that's what I thought at first. Looking closely though, they seemed to be gray clay bricks, though I am not the best judge of these things. I think I'll video tape my next trip out there so that I can give a better view.
Originally Posted by got2dig
To answer some of the other posts: The concrete seems to be unrelated to the original structure as if someone sealed the hole off at a later date. As for the bridge remains, there were none that explicitly screamed bridge. However, I found another chamber/foundation of sorts that had some pipes in it. I'll upload pics of that too once I have access to my camera again. Thanks for the posts so far!
Nov 27, 2012, 12:31 AM
That's very cool! What's the slope of the land? Could it be drainage related somehow? Keep us posted please!
Nov 27, 2012, 01:52 AM
Momma Said I Was Born To Dig.
I see these all over my area. They are made at the mouth of a spring, and almost always lined with masonary. Is the structure in a creekbed or a hollow or ravine?
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