Pennsylvania's Covered Bridges

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Arcadia Publishing, 2012 - History - 127 pages
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Starting in the early 1800s, Pennsylvania's rich forests provided natural material for the construction of more than 1,500 covered bridges across the state. The first covered bridge was built in 1805. Pennsylvania's Covered Bridges looks at the earliest covered bridges as well as those that have survived modern progress. Images also show rare railroad covered bridges that have been saved from destruction over the years. This book invites the reader to step back in time and imagine the days when ancestors traveled through wooden spans to reach their daily destinations.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
6
Pennsylvanias Present Covered Bridges
77
Pennsylvanias Railroad Covered Bridges
97

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Fred J. Moll, historian of the Theodore Burr Covered Bridge Society of Pennsylvania, is a member of the Historical Society of Berks County and the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges. He is the author of five books on bridges and several articles for the Historical Review of Berks County, Covered Crossings, Wooden Covered Spans, and Covered Bridge Topics. Photographs in the book are from the author's personal collection, the Theodore Burr Covered Bridge Society of Pennsylvania, several historical societies, and private collections.

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