Covered Bridges in the Southeastern United States

A Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog


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About the Book

Covered bridges are gaining public attention as states and counties make investments in their repair and preservation, offer tours of them, and build new ones. This work documents all extant covered bridges in the southeastern United States: Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, and West Virginia. (Mississippi has none.)
The book is arranged by state, then by county and bridge name. The bridges are in four categories: authentic historic, authentic modern, non-authentic historic, and non-authentic modern. For each, a history and description, the World Guide Covered Bridge identification number, and length and width dimensions are given. To be included, a bridge must have been originally built as a true covered bridge, used as a means of traveling over an obstacle, usually water, not for access to a building or between buildings, and have a covered portion at least ten feet in length. There are 65 black & white and 55 color photographs.

About the Author(s)

Nature photographer Warren H. White lives in Longwood, Florida.

Bibliographic Details

Warren H. White
Format: softcover (8.5 x 11)
Pages: 252
Bibliographic Info: 120 photos (55 in color), glossary, appendix, index
Copyright Date: 2012 [2003]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6633-7
eISBN: 978-0-7864-9160-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface     1

Introduction     3

Alabama     5

Delaware     24

Florida     28

Georgia     41

Kentucky     72

Maryland     90

Mississippi     106

North Carolina     107

South Carolina     128

Tennessee     142

Virginia     163

West Virginia     181

Glossary     201

Appendix: World Guide Covered Bridge Numbers (WGCB)     203

Index     205

Book Reviews & Awards

“beautifully illustrated”—ARBA; “covered bridges may be thought of nostalgically as part of a vanishing landscape. In fact, however, covered bridges are being repaired and renovated where possible, and new ones are still being built”—Richmond Times-Dispatch.