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

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

ISBN-10: 0804849641

ISBN-13: 9780804849647

As many as 15,000 lined bridges have been in-built North the US during the last 2 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 principally the commitment and talent in their developers. every one wood bridge, no matter if nonetheless status or gone, has a narrative to inform concerning the nature of the USA 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 various lined bridges, America's coated Bridges bargains 5 readable chapters at the historical past, layout and destiny of America's lined bridges, plus comparable bridges in Canada. lots of the modern images is via grasp photographer A. Chester Ong of Hong Kong.

55 photograph essays at the such a lot 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 ultimately gave strategy to ones made up of iron, metal and urban. An American icon, many lined bridges turned out of date and have been replaced—others easily decayed and collapsed. Many extra have been swept away via common mess ups and fires. America's coated Bridges is really filled with interesting tales and knowledge passionately advised via best specialists in this topic. The publication should be of large curiosity to a person drawn to American historical past, carpentry and technological change.

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