About SussexSussex, located at the juncture of the Fundy Coastal Scenic Drive and the River Valley Scenic Drive in the heart of Kings County, is known for its covered bridges. Covered to protect flooring and timbers from the effects of sun and rain, there are 16 bridges throughout the county, more than half of them within 12 kilometres (7 mi.) of town. Oldfield, a bridge spanning Smiths Creek, is depicted on a commemorative 25-cent coin issued in 1992.
The “kissing bridges,” romantic spots for courting couples, also are popular with the romantically inclined. Local lore maintains that riders' wishes will come true if they can hold their breath and keep their feet lifted off the car's floorboard until it has traveled the length of the span. Maps detailing bridge locations can be obtained from the Sussex Visitor Information Centre, off Hwy. 1 exit 195 at 66 Broad St.; phone (506) 433-6602 or (506) 432-4540.
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