Restorationist and conservationist Arnold M. Graton Associates, Inc., of Ashland, NH, a master bridge wright, and his wife Meg near completion of the Beech Fork Covered Wooden Bridge Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, near Springfield, Ky., as they and workers add the floor boards to finish by December 25. (Photo by Brian Bohannon)

I recently met Arnold and his wife Meg as they and others worked on the Beech Fork Covered Wooden Bridge last Wednesday near Springfield, Ky. They were adding the floor boards that day, and Arnold was having a hard time getting around. He’d twisted his ankle three days prior, so he was limited in what he could do for the camera. I had so many ideas of where to place him, but the setting dictated how I would photograph him, and it would have to be inside the bridge.

Kentucky Living Magazine sent me there for a portrait of Arnold for use in an upcoming issue, and asked for a short video interview. They used some of the photos for an online feature published this week in their Explore section as a follow-up to an earlier story about the restoration of the bridge.

Take a look at the story and video online at Kentucky Living’s Explore section:

Christmas Day opening predicted for historic covered bridge, by Joe Arnold.