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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 ...

nhtourguide.com/why-are-covered-bridges-covered-73.html

There is a lot of speculation as to why old covered bridges were covered. ... bridges are built only to attract tourists and really serve no modern day purpose.

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 ...

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.britannica.com/technology/covered-bridge

covered bridge: Timber-truss structure carrying a roadway over a river or other obstacle, ... The purpose of a viaduct is to carry a road or railway over water,.

www.coveredbridgemap.com

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

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.