American wooden bridges by American Society of Civil Engineers. Committee on History and Heritage of American Civil Engineering.

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  • Covered bridges.

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StatementAmerican Society of Civil Engineers, Committee on History and Heritage of American Civil Engineering.
SeriesASCE historical publication ; no. 4, ASCE historical publication -- no. 4.
The Physical Object
Pagination176 p. :
Number of Pages176
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Open LibraryOL14134849M
ISBN 100872620226

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