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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 Beaverkill Covered Bridge helped shape the community and local culture for more than a century.
From covered bridges, historic taverns, and impressive estates, the history of Vermont comes to life walking in the footsteps of America's founding fathers.
As drift after drift floated alongside two brothers beneath the covered bridge, the line gave an unmistakable pause.
Covered bridges serve six main objectives: transportation, focal meeting points for social interaction, business opportunities, local landmarks with a mission to bring good, religious worship, and masterpieces of architectural beauty.
-- A national group that preserves covered bridges says a quick fix is needed to prevent a bridge in the northern Vermont town of Lyndonville from collapsing into the Passumpsic River, and it's hoping for a fast turnaround on the state and federal permits it needs to begin the work.
The Creamery Covered Bridge in Brattleboro, just off Route 9, became our first stop in an open area next to this landmark.
There are many photos of churches, schools and the seven covered bridges that existed at one time.
* learn about the history of one specific covered bridge in Parke County
That's why Scio residents and covered bridge aficionados are voicing opposition to a new wireless communication tower that Sprint PCS proposes to build 6 1/2 miles east of Scio and a half-mile southeast of the historic Hannah Covered Bridge.
Nguyen Dinh An, who heads the Hoi An Society dedicated to the preservation of the town's old areas, said by telephone from Hoi An that the Lai Vien covered bridge was submerged up to its roof for several days.
It was linked to the mainland factory by a high-level covered bridge. As reinforced concrete was then the most advanced building technology available, the engineer Armand Considere - inventor of a very strong helical reinforcement for concrete - was put in charge of the piling and, notably, for the 44.5m span concrete bridge which he designed on the principle of an inverted suspension cable (p27).