This Information booklet provides guidance to those interested in preserving historic bridges in their city, region, or state. The most important element in the successful, long-term preservation of historic bridges is strong local support. The booklet covers such topics as the historical significance of bridges; Federal bridge programs; how the Highway Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program works; legal tools for preservation; case studies on bridge inventories and planning, case studies on rehabilitating historic bridges, relocating historic bridges, and organizing support for bridge preservation; and case studies involving state legislation. The author also presents a bridge preservation checklist, discussing the steps necessary to take in preserving bridges.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Information Series.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Trust for Historic Preservation

    1785 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Snyder, J W
  • Publication Date: 1996


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00726001
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 21 1996 12:00AM