Covered bridges are known to have existed in China for over 2,000 years according to archaeological evidence. The current numbers in China are unknown, but it is believed there are over 3,000.
Chinese wooden bridges do not use truss designs like North American and European ones. Most in China are built on masonry bases of stone or brick. Many are constructed with a “woven-arch” design which has a collection of interlocking timbers to support the structure. [Read more…] about Covered Bridges: An Introduction