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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 United States during the last two hundred years. Fewer than 1,000 remain.

In America's coated 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 particularly the commitment and ability in their developers. each one wood bridge, even if nonetheless status or long past, has a narrative to inform in regards to the nature of the US on the time—not in basic terms 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 photographs, work, and technical drawings of approximately four hundred diversified 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. many of the modern images is through grasp photographer A. Chester Ong of Hong Kong.

55 photograph 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 method to ones made from 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 An American icon, many lined bridges turned out of date and have been replaced—others easily decayed and collapsed.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 means of average mess ups and fires. America's lined Bridges is admittedly full of attention-grabbing tales and knowledge passionately informed by way of top specialists in this topic. The publication could be of great curiosity to a person drawn to American historical past, carpentry and technological change.

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