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American wooden bridges

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

American wooden bridges

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

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Published by ASCE in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Covered bridges.

  • Edition Notes

    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
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14134849M
    ISBN 100872620226

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