Recently timber bridges have received attention in the United States because they are environmentally friendly compared to other bridge types. Local and state agencies prefer timber bridges because timber is a renewable resource, it is relatively economical, and there have been rapid improvements in design, construction, and preservative treatment.
Old feeder once part of the Janelia Farm land. Old farm dating from the early 1930’s. The Manson of Janelia Farm now on private propriety belonging to HHMI a biotechnology and pharmacy corporation. The feeder it’s one of the few standing structures with this type of architecture in Virginia.
Urban exploration (often shortened as urbex) is the exploration of man-made structures, usually abandoned ruins or not usually seen components of the man-made environment. Photography and historical interest/documentation are heavily featured in the hobby and, although it may sometimes involve trespassing onto private property, this is not always the case and is of innocent intention.
The 72-acre property is predominantly forested with northern hardwoods – red maple, yellow and white birch and beech.
Hemlock occurs along the West Branch of the Little River which divides the land. The park contains a 40 foot cascading waterfall and deep gorges and pools. The property has been identified as an important wildlife corridor for bear allowing seasonal movement to and from Mt Mansfield State Forest and critical feeding habitat.
Lincoln Memorial in the Reflecting Pool
The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool was designed by Henry Bacon, constructed in 1922 and 1923, following the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial. It is approximately 2,029 feet (618 m) long (over a third of a mile) and 167 feet (51 m) wide. It has a depth of approximately 18 inches (46 cm) on the sides and 30 inches (76 cm) in the center. It holds approximately 6,750,000 U.S. gallons (25,500,000 L) of water.
This bridge, built in 1908, carried the St. Johnsbury & Lamoille County RR over the Lamoille River until recently. The truss is a Town-Pratt with double lattice, which now only carries the dead load of the truss, roof and snow load.
A steel pier was built in the river and now supports four steel girders which carry the railroad live load. The this bridge has a full length cupola which allowed the smoke from the steam locomotives out of the bridge.
One of the most famous highways in America is U.S. Route 66. Route 66 opened in 1926 stretching from Chicago to Los Angeles and became a western migration route for people looking for work during the great depression of the 1930′s or to escape the Dust Bowl disaster. Later, it offered vacation getaways and driving adventures until 1985 when it was decommissioned as a federal highway.
This wonderful Ford 1932 was once the top of the American automobile industry. Now it rests as a great landmark on the Route 66 at the border of Arizona and New Mexico.