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Old Wisla Bridge
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: BridgesEra: 1850-1859DateCreated: 1850-1857Vistula RiverTczewCountry: PolandWebsite: http://www.asce.org/Project/Old-Wisla-Bridge/Creator: Lentze, Carl

Conceived as one of the major structures on the Prussian Eastern Railway, the Old Wisla Bridge at Tczew originally consisted of six wrought iron spans. Due to Germany's invasion of Poland at the beginning World War II in 1939, only three original spans remain today. These remaining spans represent a unique technical monument of civil engineering achievements in the mid-nineteenth century.

YearAdded:
2004
Image Credit: Courtesy Wikicommons/Topory (CC BY-SA 3.0)Image Caption: Old Wisla BridgeEra_date_from: 1850
Cornish - Windsor Covered Bridge
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

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.

YearAdded:
1970
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/aussiegtl (CC BY 2.0)Image Caption: Cornish - Windsor Covered BridgeEra_date_from: 1866
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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