In this pictorial history vintage images display the forty-five covered bridges that once crossed waterways in all corners of the New Jersey. Perhaps the most extraordinary examples of these wooden bridges were found along the western border, crossing the Delaware River into neighboring Pennsylvania. Author Richard J. Garlipp Jr. discusses how these bridges were feats of construction and engineering but were ultimately unable to prevent the inevitable fate of almost all the covered bridges of the state. The covered bridges vanished namely to ice, floods and fire as well as the development of new materials and technology.
Today, only one covered bridge survives in New Jersey. Modern images of the Green Sergeant’s covered bridge in Hunterdon County show how this bridge over the Wickecheoke Creek has stood the test of time. The preservation of existing bridges is another major focus of the book. Garlipp writes, “I hope the reader will become more aware of the plight of existing covered bridges and help in some way to save and preserve them.” New Jersey’s Covered Bridges showcases the rich transportation history of these structures and pictorially honors the lost ones.
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New Jersey’s Covered Bridges
by Richard J. Garlipp Jr.
Images of America Series
128 pages/ softcover
Available: March 10, 2014