New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_Dn_HuW2
Inside a covered bridge, which spans the Walkill River in Ulster County, New York, 1913.
What materials were covered bridges made of?
Do we need to build covered bridges today? Why or why not?
Why was the diagonal design an important improvement?
Create a brochure with a map of New York State showing the locations 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.