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Covered bridge - Wikipedia
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 »

History/Design | Pennsylvania Covered Bridges

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

Ohio's Vanishing Covered Bridges - Back in Time - General ...

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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

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Oct 18, 2007 ... The function of the roof and siding, which in most covered bridges ... depicting the history of the town and the lives of its two patron saints. In the ...

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

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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  ...

The Pennsylvania Center for the Book - Covered Bridges

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

National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges

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

Visit America's Most Idyllic Covered Bridges Photos | Architectural ...

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Dec 13, 2016 ... Take a tour of America's most picturesque covered bridges and see how these historic treasures combine clever engineering with artful design.

New England's Covered Bridges | Discover New England

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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 ...

covered bridges - Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

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Smithsonian. COVERED. BRIDGES. Spanning the American Landscape. Organized by the ... offers an engaging exploration of the history, architecture, and ...