The types trusses used in the construction of New Brunswick's Covered Bridges

If you are interested is viewing a complete set of printable plans of a
1920's Covered Bridge click here.
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Burr Truss
Burr Truss
This old Uncovered Bridge
shows the Howe Truss
Notice the crossed timber 
on this Howe Truss
Notice that the timber
aren't crossed on this
Howe Truss bridge
Another example of 
a Burr truss 
from the Peter Jonah Bridge
Notice the advertisement 
on this Burr truss.
This is found on the
Bamford Colpitts Bridge
The interior of the Cocagne River #3 
(Poirier Bridge) before it's reconstruction 
show the Howe truss
These pictures of the Howe Truss were provided by one of my visitors Dave Pugh.
Another picture sent to me by Dave Pugh.
This is the Burr Truss on the 
Magaguadavic River #7 (Flume Ridge).
Three other examples of the Burr Truss
These are from the William Mitton Bridge

These pictures were provided
by Donald Jones



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View a Complete set of 1920 Covered Bridge Plans.
These are high resolution pictures suitable for printing.
View a Complete set of 1920 Covered Bridge Plans.
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Visit Lonnie Hedgepeth 's
of Rocky Mount, North Carolina site.
He has used the plans provided on my web page and 
is building a Covered Bridge for his live steam train.

Many new pictures have been added  included 
pictures of his Live Steam Engine

Julie and her father Gary built a model bridge 
using the plans on this site for a school project.
Return to The Covered Bridge 
Main page
View the rebuilding of the 
Point Wolf Covered Bridge.
This bridge was destroyed in a construction accident
and a new bridge was built in the same location
View the Uncovered Bridges of
New Brunswick
An interesting page on Covered Bridge Trusses 
This page has line diagrams on the various types of 
trusses used in covered bridges
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