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Ackley Covered Bridge
Society: Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Bridges Era: 1830-1839 DateCreated: 1832 20900 Oakwood Blvd. Dearborn State: MI Zip: 48124 Country: USA Website: Creator: 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.

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Image Credit: The Henry Ford Image Caption: The Ackley Covered Bridge was moved to the Henry Ford Museum and restored. Era_date_from:
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