Freerails Home 
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register
Freerails > Model Railroad Forums > Photography > Wood covered bridge

Because of non-railroad abuse of the site, new members MUST use their first names (at least) to join NO EXCEPTIONS!

Wood covered bridge
 Moderated by: pipopak
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
 Rate Topic 
 Posted: Mon Jul 4th, 2016 07:15 pm
1st Post

Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1551
Take a look at this:
Please note the upward curvature (chord). I don't recall ever seeing it in a model. It is present also on unloaded flat bed trucks, empty flatcars, etc., but when loaded to capacity they will be arrow straight.

As I have grown older, I've learned that pleasing everybody is impossible, but pissing everybody off is a piece of cake.
Back To Top

 Posted: Mon Jul 4th, 2016 09:37 pm
2nd Post

Joined: Mon Dec 10th, 2012
Location: Boonville, Missouri USA
Posts: 531
Playing with Google's reverse image search found the history of that bridge, there were several before it.
"The venerable Humpback Bridge lays claim to being the oldest of Virginia's remaining covered bridges. Located in Alleghany County, just west of Covington, it was built in 1857."
"Significance: The Humpback Covered Bridge was built for the James River & Kanawha Turnpike and is one of the early turnpikes through the Alleghany region of Virginia. It is the oldest bridge in Virginia, and the older of only two surviving examples of a cambered wood covered bridge in the United States."

246 pages,
Covered Bridges and the Birth of American Engineering

Last edited on Mon Jul 4th, 2016 09:42 pm by Kitbash0n30

See y'all later, Forrest.
Screw the rivets, I'm building for atmosphere
Back To Top

 Current time is 10:55 pm

Freerails > Model Railroad Forums > Photography > Wood covered bridge

UltraBB 1.172 Copyright © 2007-2016 Data 1 Systems