Transportation

“Crossings: Bridge Building in WV” – WV DOH

“Crossings – Bridge Building in West Virginia” is an hour-long documentary, completed in 2006, that shows the formidable terrain early settlers faced as they crossed over the Appalachian Mountains, and how they overcame these transportation barriers with innovative, award-winning structures. The documentary covers all 17 of West Virginia’s covered bridges and highlights engineering masterpieces such as the world famous New River Gorge Bridge. “Crossings” presents a tremendous amount of historic, cultural, aesthetic, engineering, and geo-political information in a fresh and entertaining fashion.’

The Book: (pdf)  124 pages

The Video:   (55:33/2006/WV Division of Highways)  [Introduction: 0:00  —  Part 1: Stone Arch Bridges 4:30  —  Part 2: Covered Bridges 7:30   Part 3: Newer Bridges 23:10  —  Part 4: Modern Bridges 37:48]

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