American Wooden Bridges

Committee on History and Heritage of ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-002-5 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-002-6 (ISBN-10), 1976, Soft Cover, Pg. 176
15 x 22.5 cm, Bicetennial edition
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Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


Wooden bridges are inimitably American. Their practicality, individuality, and ruggedness are traditional characteristics associated with our country. This publication catalogues some of the country's bridges and explores their history and engineering significance. Topics it covers include evolution of the practice of American bridge building, American railroad bridges, history of the development of wooden bridges, twenty different ways to build a covered bridge, and the evolution of early American bridges.

Subject Headings: Wood bridges | Railroad bridges | Covered bridges | Publications | Engineering history | Infrastructure construction | Rail transportation | History


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