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covered bridge

A roofed bridge, typically constructed of heavy timbers and trusses, enclosed or partially enclosed on its sides; especially found in regions having heavy snowfall.
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The review will also consider a technical study by Timber Restoration Services, a New Brunswick-based engineering company that has been contracted by the government to conduct detailed inspections of five covered bridges in the southern part of the province.
But the design and history of covered bridges still excites many people.
At the Bennington Center for the Arts, the Covered Bridge Museum provides a short film introduction along with exhibits about aspects of construction, models of these one-lane bridges, and associated art such as paintings by the prolific Eric Sloane, an authority on early American rural architecture, who created 15,000 paintings and wrote 38 books.
I find mountain scenery and covered bridges most appealing and beautiful when covered by snow.
board member James Tessier began looking at maps of covered bridges and then decided to check out one of them in Vermont.
"Our covered bridges are a huge draw," she says of the six bridges built by the famed Kennedy family of bridge builders, who called Rush County home.
Looking back on their childhoods, Barrie Bottorf and Watson recall many family vacations with courses determined by covered bridges along the way.
I then introduced the charcoal--the remains of a covered bridge.
From small covered bridges to large-scale, modern, cable-stayed bridges, this book spans the engineering evolution of these structures.
Who will prove to be Kincaid and who will be burning their covered bridges behind them?
Driving through the bridge, which spans the river near Vida at the Leaburg Dam, I didn't know it was constructed in 1938 and restored in 1987; or that this bridge may be the most photographed covered bridge in a state of many covered bridges, thanks to eye-catching architectural details such as louvered windows - 10 on each side, if you're counting.
In the mid-19th century, covered bridges proliferated in the United States.