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Brownsville Covered Bridge, Spanning East Fork Whitewater River (moved to Eagl, Brownsville, Union County, IN



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Item Title
Brownsville Covered Bridge, Spanning East Fork Whitewater River (moved to Eagl, Brownsville, Union County, IN

Location
Spanning East Fork Whitewater River (moved to Eagl, Brownsville, IN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IN-27
Building/structure dates: 1837 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1974 subsequent work
Part of building/structure is in Indianapolis, Marion County, IN.
Significance: The only remaining example of the Long truss system covered bridge in Indiana. Invented by Colonel Stephen H. Long, the truss system was based upon mathematical calculations. While the calculations were not extensive, they did lay a basis for scientific principals being applied in what had hitherto been a pragmatic art.

Subjects
Moving Of Structures
Covered Bridges
Bridge Construction


Related Names
Long, Col. Stephen H.
Mason, Adam


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST
2. GENERAL VIEW FROM NORTHEAST
3. GENERAL VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST
4. ANGLE VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST
5. VIEW OF SOUTHEAST END
6. CLOSE VIEW FROM NORTHEAST
7. GENERAL VIEW FROM NORTH
8. DETAIL VIEW OF DECK AND STRINGERS
9. DETAIL OF FRAMING, NORTH SIDE
10. VIEW OF NORTH SIDE FRAMING FROM SOUTHEAST
11. VIEW FROM CENTER POINT OF NORTH SIDE, NOTE BRACING
12. DETAIL OF BASE JOINT, SOUTH SIDE
13. DETAIL VIEW OF FRAMING
14. DETAIL VIEW SHOWING CIRCULAR SAW MARKS ON TIMBERS
15. DETAIL, VERTICAL SAW MARKS ON TIMBERS
16. DETAIL FROM EAST END AND ABUTMENT


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