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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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 ...

www.pacoveredbridges.com/historydesign

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

www.fhwa.dot.gov/infrastructure/back0804.cfm

The history of covered bridges can be traced as far back as 780 B.C. in ancient ... The cover served other purposes also-it kept horses from being spooked by the ...

pabook2.libraries.psu.edu/palitmap/CoveredBridges.html

Pennsylvania's covered bridges are standing pieces of our history—each built for a .... Each was built for a purpose, whether it was to transport grain at a mill or ...

www.travelandleisure.com/slideshows/americas-most-beautiful-covered-bridges

Sep 11, 2013 ... Embodying a simpler time in American life, wooden covered bridges like .... Case in point: red-and-white Weaver's Mill Bridge is regularly used ...

www.superseventies.com/infobank/covered_bridges.html

Covered bridges still have very practical purposes these days. The walls and roofs on them can still provide protection from extreme weather conditions during  ...

www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1136/why-are-covered-bridges-covered

Jun 13, 1997 ... Not to ask a stupid question, but … why are covered bridges covered? It can't have ... You realize, first of all, that covered bridges are wooden.

www.coveredbridgemap.com

Free interactive maps of all the authentic covered bridges in the United States, Canada and the world - including driving directions.

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Originally, what was the purpose of covering a bridge? ... HTML "The Frequently Asked Question about covered bridges has to be: why were ...