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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 USA 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 interesting tale of those bridges, how they have been outfitted, the technological breakthroughs required to build them and specially the commitment and talent in their developers. each one wood bridge, no matter if nonetheless status or gone, has a narrative to inform in regards to the nature of the USA on the time—not merely approximately its transportational wishes, however the availability of fabrics and the technological prowess of the folk who equipped it.

Illustrated with a few 550 old and modern images, work, and technical drawings of approximately four hundred assorted lined bridges, America's coated Bridges deals 5 readable chapters at the heritage, 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 strategy 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 An American icon, many coated bridges grew to become out of date and have been replaced—others easily decayed and collapsed.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 by way of ordinary failures and fires. America's coated Bridges is really jam-packed with attention-grabbing tales and knowledge passionately informed through major specialists in this topic. The e-book could be of great curiosity to an individual attracted to American heritage, carpentry and technological change.

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