Covered Bridge Preservation

National Best Practices Conference

University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont

June 5-7, 2003

Selected Conference Papers

Joseph D. Conwill - Who Built the Covered Bridge? The Social Organization of Building

Arnold M. Graton, Jr. - Restoration Philosophy for Covered Bridges, Old vs. New

Robert McCullough - Timber Crossings

Matthew Reckard, P.E. - Smith Trusses: Bringing Covered Bridges into the Industrial Age

Reinhard Ludke, S.E., Olivier Ruhlmann, P.E., Craig Struble, Seth Bergstein: Yosemite National Park Wawona Covered Bridge

Conference PowerPoint Presentations

Note: This web site is a work in progress. Conference presenters are invited to submit edited texts of their papers for consideration for posting on this web site (in MSWord format with color or black-and-white images) to Prof. Thomas Visser at or by sending a CD by mail to Prof. Thomas Visser, Historic Preservation Program, University of Vermont, 05405. Translations of PowerPoint presentations are posted as submitted by the presenters at the conference without editing. Please be aware that the web versions of the PowerPoint files contain some translation errors and low resolution images.