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"How Kentucky Paved a Better Way to Fix Covered Bridges"

September 19, 2006
This story, Bridge to New Ground, by Stephanie Smith, was published 9/08/06 by the on-line magazine for the National Trust for Historic Preservation,

The highlights are: sistering rather than replacement of timber, adding new wood to support the old, treat new wood to look weathered, and cause contractors to work directly with the engineers. Kentucky was the first state to pass legislation to require the services of a covered bridge expert for all projects costing more than $50,000, the article says.

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Readers are invited to comment on the differences between how Kentucky treats covered bridge preservation and Vermont's approach. email
[Thanks to VCBS member Brian T Fitzgerald for sharing this article. - Ed.]

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This file updated 9/19/2006