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By Terry E. Miller,Ronald G. Knapp,A. Chester Ong

ISBN-10: 0804849641

ISBN-13: 9780804849647

As many as 15,000 coated bridges have been in-built North the US during the last two hundred years. Fewer than 1,000 remain.

In America's lined Bridges, authors Terry E. Miller and Ronald G. Knapp inform the attention-grabbing tale of those bridges, how they have been outfitted, the technological breakthroughs required to build them and principally the commitment and ability in their developers. every one wood bridge, even if nonetheless status or long past, has a narrative to inform concerning the nature of the United States on the time—not basically approximately its transportational wishes, however the availability of fabrics and the technological prowess of the folks who outfitted it.

Illustrated with a few 550 old and modern images, work, and technical drawings of approximately four hundred various coated bridges, America's coated Bridges bargains 5 readable chapters at the historical past, layout and destiny of America's lined bridges, plus comparable bridges in Canada. lots of the modern images is by way of grasp photographer A. Chester Ong of Hong Kong.

55 photograph essays at the so much iconic bridges including:

  • Cornish-Windsor Bridge among Vermont and New Hampshire
  • Porter-Parsonsfield Bridge, Maine
  • East Paden and West Paden (Twin Bridges), Pennsylvania
  • Philippi Bridge, West Virginia
  • Hortons Mill Bridge, Alabama
  • Medora Bridge, Indiana
  • Rock Mill Bridge, Ohio
  • Knight's Ferry Bridge, California
  • Perrault Bridge, Quebec, Canada
  • Hartland Bridge, New Brunswick, Canada

Over time, wood bridges finally gave technique to ones made from iron, metal and urban. An American icon, many coated bridges grew to become out of date and have been replaced—others easily decayed and collapsed. Many extra have been swept away through normal mess ups and fires. America's lined Bridges is actually filled with attention-grabbing tales and knowledge passionately informed by means of prime specialists in this topic. The ebook could be of great curiosity to somebody drawn to American historical past, carpentry and technological change.

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