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Spanning Time: Vermont's Covered Bridges,

by Joseph C. Nelson

Book Cover, Spanning Time: Vermont's Covered Bridges

Spanning Time:Vermont's Covered Bridges, by Joseph C. Nelson, features 102 color photographs of Vermont's covered bridges in fifteen chapters, each a guided tour. The tours are complete with maps, commentary on the uniqueness of each bridge, and historic highlights about the towns and villages in which the bridges are found.

An appendix provides:

  • A Summary of Vermont's Covered Bridges, listing vital information on each bridge;
  • A Covered Bridge Glossary, naming and describing the details of a covered bridge;
  • A Bridge Truss section, explaining how trusses work with drawings of the several trusses used in Vermont;
  • The Bridge Builders, providing thumbnail biographies of the people who designed and built the bridges;
  • A Covered Bridge Reading List, for bridge and history buffs who want to read more;
  • A detailed Index.

Author Joe Nelson is a freelance writer, spare time artist, and photographer. Anyone who would share their knowledge of covered bridges and Vermont history are invited to contact him by E-Mail or by snail-mail: P.O. Box 267, Jericho, Vt 05465.

Spanning Time: Vermont's Covered Bridges: 7" x 10", 288 pages, ISBN 1-881535-25-8. The publisher is New England Press at P.O. Box 575, Shelburne, VT 05482

Spanning Time is available through New England Press (see Link page), Barnes & Noble and other bookstores. Also try the Amazon book search engine at: Amazon book search (search on Spanning Time).

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This file updated 11/05/2016