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National Covered Bridges Recording Project:

National Historic Landmarks

 

National Historic Landmarks (NHLs) are nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. Today, just over 2,500 historic places bear this national distinction.

 

Context Study

Color photograph of Larwood Bridge taken from the riverbank

The Covered Bridges National Historic Landmark Context Study (pdf) was written by historian Lola Bennett in 2012.


National Historic Landmarks

Historian Lola Bennett wrote the following covered bridge nominations. All have been designated National Historic Landmarks.

 

Black and white photograph of Brown Bridge

Brown Bridge
Rutland County, Vermont

Town Lattice Truss (1880)
Designated in 2014
NHL nomination (pdf)

Survey: HAER VT-28

Black and white photograph of California Powder Works Bridge

California Powder Works Bridge
Santa Cruz County, California

Smith Truss (1872)
Designated in 2015
NHL nomination (pdf)

Survey: HAER CA-313

Black and white photograph of Duck Creek Aqueduct

Duck Creek Aqueduct
Metamora, Illinois

Burr-Arch Truss (1846)
Designated in 2014
NHL nomination (pdf)

Survey: HAER IN-108

Black and white photograph of Eldean Bridge

Eldean Bridge
Miami County, Ohio

Long Truss (1860)
Designated in 2016
NHL nomination (pdf)

Survey: HAER OH-122

Color photograph of the Humpback Bridge from the riverbank

Humpback Bridge
Allegheny County, Virginia

Multiple Kingpost Truss (1857)
Designated in 2012
NHL nomination (pdf)

Survey: HAER VA-1

Color photograph of the California Powder Works Bridge from the riverbank

Knight's Ferry Bridge
Stanislaus County, California

Howe Truss (1863)
Designated in 2012
NHL nomination (pdf)

Survey: HAER CA-314

Black and white photograph of West Union Bridge

West Union Bridge
West Union, Indiana

Burr-Arch Truss (1876)
Designated in 2016
NHL nomination (pdf)

Survey: HAER IN-105