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

As many as 15,000 lined bridges have been in-built North the US during the last 2 hundred years. Fewer than 1,000 remain.

In America's lined Bridges, authors Terry E. Miller and Ronald G. Knapp inform the interesting tale of those bridges, how they have been equipped, the technological breakthroughs required to build them and certainly the commitment and ability in their developers. each one wood bridge, no matter if nonetheless status or long past, has a narrative to inform concerning the nature of the US on the time—not simply approximately its transportational wishes, however the availability of fabrics and the technological prowess of the folks who equipped it.

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

55 picture essays at the such a lot 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 strategy to ones made up of iron, metal and urban. An American icon, many lined bridges turned out of date and have been replaced—others easily decayed and collapsed. Many extra have been swept away by way of common failures and fires. America's lined Bridges is de facto choked with interesting tales and data passionately advised through best specialists in this topic. The e-book could be of large curiosity to an individual drawn to American background, carpentry and technological change.

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