The History Behind Covered Bridges

Why are covered bridges red? Did you know they were also called "kissing bridges?"        

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    WILLMAR — Colorful and creative places to sit are popping up across Willmar this summer. At least eight concrete benches, covered in painted tiles, are being installed at different locations across ...
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  • Why the war veterans statues along Kenyatta Avenue have been ‘covered’
    If you regularly use Nairobi’s Kenyatta Avenue, you may be wondering why the war veterans monument has lately been ‘covered’ with a temporary structure. The covering of the statues facing ...
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    The seats from which they had covered the state legislature for nearly half a century would be given to another news outlet. The email arrived early on a Friday morning in January 2016 ...
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  • The hits keep coming for historic covered bridge
    COBB COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Just days after new barriers were put up to protect the historic covered bridge in Cobb County, several trucks have crashed into the new warning system. Large trucks ...
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  • Glittering prize: After 4,000 years scientists are finally set to unlock secrets of exquisite Bronze Age dagger covered in 140,000 tiny gold shards
    Glittering with dazzling detail, its secrets have remained untold for thousands of years. But now the full story of this once exquisitely beautiful jewelled dagger – buried near Stonehenge two ...
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    CMS’ program history Medicare & Medicaid. On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the bill that led to the Medicare and Medicaid. The original Medicare program included Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medical Insurance). Today these 2 parts are called “Original Medicare.”
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    Black history is the story of African Americans in the United States and elsewhere. Learn about Black History Month, black leaders, the civil rights movement and more.
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  • Covered bridge | engineering | Britannica.com
    Covered bridge, timber-truss structure carrying a roadway over a river or other obstacle, popular in folklore and art but also of major significance in engineering history. The function of the roof and siding, which in most covered bridges create an almost complete enclosure, is to protect the wooden structural members from the weather.
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  • Covered bridge
    A covered bridge is a timber-truss bridge with a roof, decking, and siding, which in most covered bridges create an almost complete enclosure. The purpose of the covering is to protect the wooden structural members from the weather. Uncovered wooden bridges typically have a lifespan of only 20 years because of the effects of rain and sun, but a covered bridge could last 100 years.
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  • Covered California
    History. By the close of the first open enrollment period in April 2014, the number of people enrolled in Covered California was about 1.4 million; furthermore, another 1.1 million had signed up for Medi-Cal (California's Medicaid program, which was expanded as part of the ACA) through the Covered California web portal.
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