The Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge is the longest wooden bridge in the United States and the longest two-span, covered bridge in the world. It is also a classic example of wooden bridge-building in 19th-century America. With copious supplies of timber at hand and a generous reserve of carpentry skills available, bridge builders in early America quickly discarded the masonry arches prevalent in the Old World. Instead, they opted for a revival of timber-truss designs dating from 14th century Europe.
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: BridgesEra: 1860-1869DateCreated: 1866Windsor Covered BridgeCornishState: VTZip: 03745Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/project/cornish-windsor-covered-bridge/Creator: Town, Ithiel
YearAdded:Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/aussiegtl (CC BY 2.0)Era_date_from: 1866