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History/Design | Pennsylvania Covered Bridges


History. Why cover the bridges? Today covered bridges are considered historical landmarks, romantic structures resembling the past, but what was the purpose ...

Why Are Covered Bridges Covered? Why Do They Covered Bridges?


Covered bridges were also covered to keep the rain off the wooden deck of the bridge which would make it very slippery. The roofs on covered bridges also kept  ...

Covered Bridges: Spanning the American Landscape

www.sites.si.edu/exhibitions/Covered Bridges.pdf

offers an engaging exploration of the history, ... one side of the river to the other, covered bridges today are ... covered bridges, America's versions were remark-.

Google Answers: Covered bridges


HTML "The Frequently Asked Question about covered bridges has to ... the covered bridge originated: http://www.philippi.org/history.htm "The ...

The Pennsylvania Center for the Book - Covered Bridges


The authentic covered bridges of Pennsylvania have become historical landmarks due to their rich past, interesting architecture and commitment by the ...

New England's Covered Bridges | Discover New England


Discover the romantic and historic covered bridges of New England dotting the landscape throughout this special region of the USA. Drive, walk, or bike over ...

NYS Covered Bridge History | New York State Covered Bridge Society


INFORMATION ABOUT NEW YORK COVERED BRIDGES: New York State, at one time was home to over 300 covered bridges. Many which crossed major ...

Introduction - New Hampshire Covered Bridges - NH.gov


Covered bridges represent a link with our past. ... The law recognizes that wooden covered bridges are of historical interest and are desirable to retain. These ...

TABLE OF CONTENTS - New Hampshire Covered Bridges - NH.gov


... for the Society's contribution of the black and white photographs, and his wealth of knowledge of the history of the covered bridges within New Hampshire;.

World-Famous Covered Bridges - Madison County Chamber of ...


Madison County originally boasted 19 covered bridges. Only six remain today of which 5 are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The bridges were ...

Covered bridge
A covered bridge is a timber-truss bridge with a roof and siding which, in most covered bridges, create an almost complete enclosure. The purpose of the ... More »
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Ohio's Vanishing Covered Bridges - Back in Time - General ...


The history of covered bridges can be traced as far back as 780 B.C. in ancient Babylon. In America the first covered bridge was built in Connecticut in 1804 by ...

covered bridge | engineering | Britannica.com


Timber-truss structure carrying a roadway over a river or other obstacle, popular in folklore and art but also of major significance in engineering history.

National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges


Purpose: "To preserve covered bridges. To gather and record knowledge of the history of covered bridges. To collect and preserve pictures, printed, and ...