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1817

Theodore Burr patented his system for covered bridges

Other events that happened on or around 1817

1830

Col. Stephen H. Long patented the Long truss system

Other events that happened on or around 1830

1838

James Warren and T. W. Morzani patented the Warren double-intersection truss

Other events that happened on or around 1838

1840

William Howe given patent for the Howe truss system

Other events that happened on or around 1840

1959

There were 47 covered bridges still in existence in West Virginia

Other events that happened on or around 1959

2002

There were 17 covered bridges still in existence in West Virginia

Other events that happened on or around 2002


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