Bunker Hill Covered Bridge: National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark ~ Circa 1895

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Kevin Childress on September 7, 2010

I've seen conflicting dates on the contruction of this bridge (1894 and 1895). A plaque at the site reads:

The only remaining example of the Improved Lattice Truss timber bridge patented by Gen. Herman Haupt (1817 - 1905) in 1839. Haupt was Chief of Military Railroads for the Union Army during the Civil War. This Philidelphia born engineer, author, inventor, and industrialist was one of the first to develop a rational method of truss analysis. His 1851 book 'General Theory of Bridge Construction', is one of the earliest American books on bridge engineering.

Constructed 1895 Restored in 1994

Kirsty dowding on September 8, 2010

Nice angle.

Regards, snuggles

David Brown Photogra… on April 26, 2011

.... but its just so dang short!

I knew you would have got there before me Kevin

:o

Jethro

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  • Uploaded on September 7, 2010
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    by Kevin Childress
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