What is covered bridge?

  • (noun): A bridge whose passageway is protected by a roof and enclosing sides.

Covered Bridge

A covered bridge is a timber-truss bridge with a roof and siding which, in most covered bridges, create an almost complete enclosure. The purpose of the covering is to protect the wooden structural members from the weather. Uncovered wooden bridges have a life span of only 10 to 15 years because of the effects of rain and sun.

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Langley Covered Bridge
... Langley Covered Bridge is the longest remaining wooden covered bridge in the state of Michigan, and is located several miles north of Centreville, Michigan, the seat of St ... Many of the covered bridges in Michigan and other states no longer exist, and therefore the structure is a historic tourist attraction frequented by visitors to St ... The bridge is named for Thomas W ...
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Locust Creek Covered Bridge
... Locust Creek Covered Bridge can refer to Locust Creek Covered Bridge (West Virginia) in Pocahontas County, West Virginia Locust Creek Covered Bridge (Missouri) in Linn County ...
Locust Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site
... Locust Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site in Linn County, Missouri, is maintained by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources as a state historic site ... Also called the Linn County Bridge, the site is located about 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Laclede ... The bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places ...
Covered Bridge, Lovech
... The Covered Bridge (Bulgarian Покрит мост, Pokrit most) is, as the name suggests, a covered bridge in the town of Lovech, Bulgaria ... The bridge crosses the Osam River, connecting the old (Varоsha) and new town parts of Lovech, being possibly the most recognisable symbol of the town ... After the bridge that then served the town was almost completely destroyed by a flood in 1872, the local police chief ordered the famous Bulgarian master builder Kolyu ...

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