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Summer 2021

Volume 27, Issue 2


As the U.S. expanded in the 1800s, Americans built some 10,000 covered bridges and refined timber-truss design to a degree never seen before.

With help from leading experts, we have compiled photographs and information on noteworthy bridges across the country.

Prior to the operation at Fordlândia, industrialist Henry Ford had known only success. Now, explorers observe the remnants of his would-be (as he saw it) utopian production city, noting that equipment from the sawmill and generator was left to the elements and vandals over the years, rusting in the thick Amazon air.

During World War II the Royal Air Force had few ways to rescue pilots downed at sea until deployment of the Supermarine Walrus, one of the most ungainly airplanes ever built.


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