Thursday, August 15, 2013

A Wooden Arch Bridge

This wooden arch Bridge was designed and set up as a project determned as necessary for the Union advance to the Soutb during the Civil War.  Several rivers and streams of various sizes, volumes, and speed of flow barred the way, so materials for a bridge of this type was added to all of the Union Pontoon trains.

In accordance with the Orders of the Chief Engineer, Army of the Potomac, USA, June 12, 1862

Approved; Ian  McKay, BG, CE, Topographical Engineers
New England Reenactment Brigade 

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