Download PDF by Terry E. Miller,Ronald G. Knapp,A. Chester Ong: America's Covered Bridges: Practical Crossings?Nostalgic

By Terry E. Miller,Ronald G. Knapp,A. Chester Ong

As many as 15,000 coated bridges have been in-built North the United States during the last two hundred years. Fewer than 1,000 remain.

In America's lined Bridges, authors Terry E. Miller and Ronald G. Knapp inform the attention-grabbing tale of those bridges, how they have been outfitted, the technological breakthroughs required to build them and primarily the commitment and ability in their developers. every one wood bridge, no matter if nonetheless status or long past, has a narrative to inform concerning the nature of the US on the time—not merely approximately its transportational wishes, however the availability of fabrics and the technological prowess of the folk who equipped it.

Illustrated with a few 550 old and modern pictures, work, and technical drawings of approximately four hundred assorted lined bridges, America's coated Bridges deals 5 readable chapters at the heritage, layout and destiny of America's lined bridges, plus comparable bridges in Canada. lots of the modern images is by way of grasp photographer A. Chester Ong of Hong Kong.

55 photograph essays at the so much iconic bridges including:

  • Cornish-Windsor Bridge among Vermont and New Hampshire
  • Porter-Parsonsfield Bridge, Maine
  • East Paden and West Paden (Twin Bridges), Pennsylvania
  • Philippi Bridge, West Virginia
  • Hortons Mill Bridge, Alabama
  • Medora Bridge, Indiana
  • Rock Mill Bridge, Ohio
  • Knight's Ferry Bridge, California
  • Perrault Bridge, Quebec, Canada
  • Hartland Bridge, New Brunswick, Canada

Over time, wood bridges finally gave solution to ones made up of iron, metal and urban. An American icon, many coated bridges grew to become out of date and have been replaced—others easily decayed and collapsed. Many extra have been swept away via average failures and fires. America's coated Bridges is de facto full of interesting tales and data passionately advised by way of best specialists in this topic. The publication should be of super curiosity to someone attracted to American historical past, carpentry and technological change.

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