New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_10082
A wooden covered bridge over the Little Hoosic River near Hoosick, New York, 1913.
What was the covered bridge made of?
Why were these materials chosen?
Why were the bridges covered?
Who built the bridges?
Create a brochure with a map of New York State showing the location of covered bridges that are still standing.
Science: Create a bridge out of newspaper that will support the weight of your Social Studies textbook. Research different bridge designs, such as suspension bridges.
English Language Arts: Compare and contrast the different kinds of covered bridges that were built.
Adkins, Jan. Bridges: From My Side to Yours. Brookfield, CT: Roaring Brook Press, 2002. ISBN: 0761325107, 076131542X.
Simon, Seymour, and Nicole Fauteux. Let's Try It Out with Towers and Bridges: Hands-On, Early-Learning, Science Activities. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2003. ISBN: 068982923X.