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Author Zaunders, Bo.
Title The great bridge-building contest / Bo Zaunders ; illustrated by Roxie Munro.
Pub Info New York : Harry N. Abrams, 2004.
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book jacket
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 Osterville-Childrens  J 624.2 ZAU     AVAILABLE
Descript 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 23 x 28 cm.
Note Accelerated Reader LG 6.3 0.5 0.5 101244
Summary Roxie Munro and her husband, Bo Zaunders, have created an enthralling illustrated biography set in 1800s Virginia, a wonderful book for budding architects and engineers, as well as bridge and history aficionados. Lemuel Chenoweth is a shy western Virginia furniture maker with only a third grade education and a vision when he heads to Richmond, Virginia, to enter a bridge designing contest. Lemuel stuns the judges and the highfalutin' competition by assembling an extraordinary bridge model, one that can support his own weight, and he wins. Built entirely without nails, his bridge became one of the most famous in the country and was the site of the first land battle of the Civil War. The Great Bridge Building Contest tells the dramatic story of its remarkable existence. The award winning husband and wife team relate the true story of the building of the only wooden bridge built without nails that serves a U.S. highway today, built in the 19th century in Virginia over the Tygart River by a West Virginian with only a third grade education.
Subject Chenoweth, Lemuel, 1811-1887 -- Juvenile literature.
Chenoweth, Lemuel, 1811-1887.
Covered bridges -- West Virginia -- Philippi -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Civil engineers -- West Virginia -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Architects.
Architects -- West Virginia -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Bridges -- West Virginia -- Design and construction -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Philippi (W. Va.) -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
West Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Juvenile literature.
Beverly (W. Va.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Genre Pen and ink drawing.
Watercolors.
Add Author Munro, Roxie.
ISBN 9780810949294
9781422352397
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