By Ronald G. Knapp, Terry E. Miller
The background of North the USA is in lots of methods encapsulated within the historical past of her coated bridges. The early 1800s observed an immense growth within the building of those bridges, and within the years that as many as 15,000 lined bridges have been equipped. this present day, fewer than one thousand remain.
Without coated bridges to span the rivers and supply entry to big swaths of the inner that had formerly been tricky to access—America by no means may have built the best way she did.
In America's coated Bridges, authors Terry E. Miller and Ronald G. Knapp inform the interesting tale of those bridges, how they have been outfitted, the technological breakthroughs required to build them, and certainly the commitment and talent in their developers. all the bridges, no matter if nonetheless status or gone, has a narrative to inform in regards to the nature of the US on the time—not in basic terms approximately its transportational wishes, however the availability of fabrics and the technological prowess of the folks who equipped it.
This e-book is admittedly full of interesting tales and information—passionately instructed by way of major specialists in this topic. The e-book could be of large curiosity to a person drawn to American background, carpentry and early expertise.
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Indd 29 29 2/6/14 9:56 AM 1/20/14 8:47 AM (Text) (Fogra 39)_Job:01-40614 Title: MBI-The Americans on D-Day 02-AC70344 #175 Dtp:221 Page:29 ABOVE: This photograph shows the intersection where Custom House Quay and the Esplanade meet on the waterfront in Weymouth, Dorset. At the time this photo was taken during the first week of June 1944, the embarkation for Operation Neptune was well under way. In the background, LCI(L)-497; LCH-87 can be seen nested together alongside the quay. At the center are two trailers carrying bottles of compressed hydrogen used to inflate VLA antiaircraft barrage balloons like the three secured to the ground with nets and sandbags in the foreground.
On D-Day, this aircraft would carry paratroopers from the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division from the airfield at Barkston Heath near Grantham in Lincolnshire to Drop Zone T between Gourbesville and Amfreville in Normandy. indd 52 2/6/14 10:00 AM 1/20/14 8:47 AM (Text) (Fogra 39)_Job:01-40614 Title: MBI-The Americans on D-Day 02-AC70344 #175 Dtp:221 Page:52 ABOVE: First Lieutenant Alex Bobuck of Headquarters 3rd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division is about to begin checking his men’s equipment during a staged press event on June 4, 1944, on the airfield at Exeter in Devonshire.
Captain Lonnie M. Davis nicknamed the aircraft “Arkansas Traveler” when he was assigned to it shortly after D-Day. BELOW: Lieutenant Colonel Joseph B. McManus of the 383rd Fighter Squadron, 364th Fighter Group, 67th Fighter Wing poses on the wing of North American P-51K Mustang (s/n 44-11762) “Clam Winkle” at an Eighth Air Force base in England. This photograph was taken on March 10, 1945, so invasion stripes have not yet been applied to the aircraft. indd 45 45 2/6/14 9:59 AM 1/20/14 8:47 AM (Text) (Fogra 39)_Job:01-40614 Title: MBI-The Americans on D-Day 02-AC70344 #175 Dtp:221 Page:45 ABOVE: Some of the 56th Fighter Group’s most accomplished pilots: front row, Lt.