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Duck Creek Aqueduct Covered Bridge
Main Category: CivilSub Category: BridgesEra: 1840-1849DateCreated: 183919001-19041 Pennington Rd.MetamoraState: INZip: 47030Country: USA

Duck Creek Aqueduct is a rare surviving example of a covered timber aqueduct. It was one of several similar structures on the Whitewater Canal, which operated between the Whitewater Valley and the Ohio River from 1839 to 1865. After being displaced by the railroad, the canal supplied hydraulic power for the industrial districts at Metamora and Brookville.

Image Credit: Anthony Dillon
Doe River (Elizabethton) Bridge
Main Category: CivilSub Category: BridgesEra: 1880-1889DateCreated: 1884ElizabethtonState: TNZip: 37643Country: USA

Doe River Bridge is a fine example of a timber Howe truss, one of the most widely-used timber bridge designs. Built in 1884, this structure played an integral role in the development of the City of Elizabethton, Tennessee, and it is a rare example of a covered bridge that survives in an urban setting.

The original contract specified the unusual hip roof design, which resembles covered bridges in central Europe. The structure is very well-maintained and still carries automobile traffic. The bridge was restored in 2003.

Image Credit: Brent Moore, Nashville
Bunker Hill Covered Bridge
Main Category: CivilSub Category: BridgesEra: 1890-1899DateCreated: 18954160 US-70State: NCZip: 28610Country: USAWebsite: https://catawbahistory.org/bunker-hill-covered-bridgeCreator: Andrew L. Ramsour

Bunker Hill Bridge is the only surviving Haupt truss bridge in the U.S. and one of only two surviving covered bridges in North Carolina. Patented in 1839, the Haupt truss featured diagonal braces spanning multiple panels, which was an attempt to eliminate the cross-strain found in lattice truss bridges. Although it was almost immediately eclipsed by the Howe truss and never reached the mainstream of covered bridge building, the Haupt truss is of interest for its association with Gen.

Image Credit: Catawba County Historical Association
Ashuelot Covered Bridge
Main Category: CivilSub Category: BridgesEra: 1860-1869DateCreated: 186520 Hampshire Ct, , NH AshuelotState: NHZip: 03441Country: USA

The Ashuelot Covered Bridge is located at the center of Ashuelot, NH. It is a Town lattice truss bridge, spanning the Ashuelot River in a roughly north-south orientation. It consists of two spans with a total length of 178 feet (54 m). The total width of the bridge is 29 feet (8.8 m), and has a central roadway and sidewalks (measuring 3'10" in width) on each side. The bridge rests on stone abutments and a central pier. The abutments have been reinforced with concrete since the bridge was built, and the central pier has been protected by a metal breakwater.

Image Credit: Edwin S. Grosvenor
Ackley Covered Bridge
Main Category: CivilSub Category: BridgesEra: 1830-1839DateCreated: 183220900 Oakwood Blvd.DearbornState: MIZip: 48124Country: USACreator: Joshua Ackley

Ackley Bridge is an excellent example of a multiple kingpost truss and a noteworthy early example of covered bridge preservation efforts in the United States. Built in 1832 by Joshua Ackley (b.1805) and Daniel Clouse (b.1812), Ackley Bridge originally spanned Enslow’s Branch of Wheeling Creek between Greene County and Washington County in Pennsylvania, where it carried traffic for over a century.

Image Credit: The Henry FordImage Caption: The Ackley Covered Bridge was moved to the Henry Ford Museum and restored.
Bunker Hill Covered Bridge
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: BridgesEra: 1890-1899DateCreated: 1894Lyle CreekCatawba CountyState: NCCountry: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/Project/Bunker-Hill-Covered-Bridge/Creator: Ramsour, Andy, Haupt, Herman

In 1894, Catawba County, North Carolina commissioners asked local landowners to build and maintain an 85-foot-long bridge across Lyles Creek. The community hired Andy L. Ramsour, who served as keeper of the Horseford covered bridge over the Catawba River in Hickory, North Carolina.

YearAdded:
2001
Image Credit: Public Domain (National Park Service)Image Caption: Bunker Hill Covered BridgeEra_date_from: 1894
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