Covered Bridges by Joseph D ConwillCovered Bridges by Joseph D Conwill

Covered Bridges

byJoseph D Conwill

Paperback | September 23, 2014

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Covered bridges are essential pieces of American and Canadian rural history, gracing the countryside from Oregon to Georgia an north to eastern Canada. In this lavishly illustrated volume Joseph D. Conwill recounts the rich, romantic history of covered bridges as they developed from early timber examples, born out of the traditions of medieval times, into modern structures designed for the motorized traffic of the early twentieth century. Reflecting on the efforts  to keep covered bridges in service as the face of the rural landscape is transformed, and the challenge of preserving their historic character while making them safe for modern traffic, Conwill guides the reader across the diverse range of covered bridges to be found throughout North America.
Joseph D. Conwill became interested in covered bridges in 1966, and has seen every historical covered bridge in North America, including many now gone. He has written several books on covered bridges plus technical articles on timber framing. He is archivist of the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges, and editor of...
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Title:Covered BridgesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 8.27 × 5.88 × 0.19 inPublished:September 23, 2014Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:074781449X

ISBN - 13:9780747814498

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Table of Contents

Introduction 
The Building of a Bridge
Traditional Timber Framing
Labor-Saving Bridge Designs
Twentieth-Century Covered Bridges
The Challenge of Preservation
Covered Bridges Today, Region by Region
Glossary
Further Reading
Index

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"Covered bridges are essential pieces of American and Canadian rural history, gracing the countryside from coast to coast and north to eastern Canada. In a new, small, but lavishly illustrated volume Covered Bridges, Joseph D. Conwill recounts the rich, romantic history of covered bridges as they developed from early timber examples, born out of the traditions of medieval times, into modern structures designed for motorized traffic in the early twentieth century." -New York History Blog