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America's Covered Bridges : Practical Crossings#x97;Nostalgic Icons.

Author: Terry E Miller; Ronald G Knapp
Publisher: New York : Tuttle Publishing, 2014.
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The history of North America is in many ways encapsulated in the history of her covered bridges. The early 1800s saw a tremendous boom in the construction of these bridges, and in the years that followed as many as 15,000 covered bridges were built. Today, fewer than a thousand remain. Without covered bridges to span the rivers and provide access to vast swaths of the interior that had previously been difficult to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Miller, Terry E.
America's Covered Bridges : Practical Crossings#x97;Nostalgic Icons.
New York : Tuttle Publishing, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Terry E Miller; Ronald G Knapp
ISBN: 9781462914203 1462914209
OCLC Number: 1048395193
Description: 1 online resource (811 pages)
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Introduction; CHAPTER ONE The Birth of the North American Covered Bridge; CHAPTER TWO The Evolution of Covered Bridge Design; CHAPTER THREE From Planning to Reality: Erecting Covered Bridges; CHAPTER FOUR Covered Bridges in the Face Of Progress; CHAPTER FIVE Finding A Place for Covered Bridges in the Twenty-first Century; CHAPTER SIX Iconic Covered Bridges of the United States and Canada; New England; Ashuelot or Upper Village Bridge, New Hampshire; Porter-Parsonsfield Bridge, Maine; Bridge-at-the-Green or West Arlington Bridge, Vermont. West Cornwall Bridge, ConnecticutBlacksmith Shop Bridge, New Hampshire; Cornish-Windsor Bridge, New Hampshire; Pier Railroad or Chandler Station Bridge, New Hampshire; Scott Bridge, Vermont; Stark Bridge, New Hampshire; Taftsville Bridge, Vermont; Bath Bridge, New Hampshire; Northfield Falls' Five Covered Bridges, Vermont; Middle Atlantic; Packsaddle or Doc Miller Bridge, Pennsylvania; Halls Mills Bridge, New York; Jackson's Mill or Barnhart's Bridge, Pennsylvania; McConnell's Mill Bridge, Pennsylvania; Bogert's Bridge, Pennsylvania; Dreibelbis Station Bridge, Pennsylvania. East Paden and West Paden Bridges (Twin Bridges), PennsylvaniaPhilippi Bridge, West Virginia; White Bridge, Lippincott Bridge, Danley Bridge, and Hughes Bridge, Pennsylvania; Blenheim Bridge, New York; Schofield Ford or Twining Ford Bridge, Pennsylvania; South; Doe River Bridge, Tennessee; Bunker Hill Bridge, North Carolina; Humpback Bridge, Virginia; Hortons Mill Bridge, Alabama; Watson Mill Bridge, Georgia; Clarkson-Legg Bridge, Alabama; Midwest; Eldean Bridge, Ohio; Smolen-Gulf Bridge, Ohio; Cataract Falls Bridge, Indiana; Geer Mill Bridge, Ohio; Jackson Bridge, Indiana. Bridgeton Bridge, IndianaJohn Bright #2 Bridge, Ohio; Medora Bridge, Indiana; Moscow Bridge, Indiana; Otway Bridge, Ohio; Roberts Bridge, Ohio; Rock Mill Bridge, Ohio; Roseman Bridge, Iowa; Harpersfield Bridge, Ohio; Whitewater Canal Aqueduct, Indiana; West; Pengra Bridge, Oregon; Bridgeport Bridge, California; Honey Run Bridge, California; Knight's Ferry Bridge, California; Lowell Bridge, Oregon; Canada; Point Wolfe Bridge, New Brunswick; Perrault Bridge, Québec; Florenceville Bridge, New Brunswick; Irish River and Hardscrabble Bridges, New Brunswick; Powerscourt or Percy Bridge, Québec. Hartland Bridge, New BrunswickAcknowledgments; References; Index; Back Cover.

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The history of North America is in many ways encapsulated in the history of her covered bridges. The early 1800s saw a tremendous boom in the construction of these bridges, and in the years that followed as many as 15,000 covered bridges were built. Today, fewer than a thousand remain. Without covered bridges to span the rivers and provide access to vast swaths of the interior that had previously been difficult to access#x97;America never would have developed the way she did. In America's Covered Bridges, authors Terry E. Miller and Ronald G. Knapp tell the fascinating story of these bridges, how they were built, the technological breakthroughs required to construct them, and above all the dedication and skill of their builders. Each of the bridges, whether still standing or long gone, has a story to tell about the nature of America at the time#x97;not only about its transportational needs, but the availability of materials and the technological prowess of the people who built it. This book is absolutely packed with fascinating stories and information#x97;passionately told by two leading experts on this subject. The book will be of tremendous interest to anyone interested in American history, carpentry and early technology.

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