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Author Miller, Terry E., author.

Title America's covered bridges : practical crossings -- nostalgic icons / Terry E. Miller and Ronald G. Knapp ; photography by A. Chester Ong.

Published Rutland, VT : Tuttle Publishing, [2013]
©2013.

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 UniM Archit  624.21 MILL    AVAILABLE
Physical description 272 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Notes Publication date from Amazon.com.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 267-268) and index.
Contents New perspectives on North America's covered bridges -- The birth of the North American covered bridge -- The evolution of covered bridge design -- From planning to reality : erecting covered bridges -- Covered bridges in the face of progress -- Finding a place for covered bridges in the twenty-first century -- Iconic covered bridges of the United States and Canada. New England ; Middle Atlantic ; South ; Midwest ; West ; Canada.
Summary This book tells the fascinating story of 15,000 covered bridges built in the Unites States and Canada over the past 200 years. Authors describe how these bridges 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--not only about its transportational needs, but the availability of materials and the technological prowess of the people who built it.
Other author Knapp, Ronald G., 1940- author.
Ong, A. Chester (Andrew Chester), photographer.
Subject Covered bridges -- United States.
Covered bridges -- Canada.
Covered bridges -- United States -- History.
Covered bridges -- Canada -- History.
ISBN 0804849641 (hardcover)
9780804849647 (hardcover)