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Second National Covered Bridges Conference

June 5 - June 8, 2013

Dayton, OH

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Register TodaySecond National Covered Bridges Conference
June 5-8, 2013
Dayton Crowne Plaza, Dayton, Ohio

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Make plans to attend the Second National Historic Covered Bridge Conference in Dayton, Ohio, June 5-8, 2013. Join a gathering of covered bridge professionals and enthusiasts for four days devoted to saving, protecting, rehabilitating, and celebrating historic covered bridges.

Sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration’s National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Program, and cosponsored by the National Park Service’s  Historic American Engineering Record and the USDA Forest Service’s Forest Products Laboratory, this  event is being held ten years after the First National Covered Bridges Conference in Burlington Vermont. This year’s conference offers a diverse program touching on a variety of themes from rehabilitation process, strategies and guidelines, documentation, analysis, protection, new construction methods and materials, and international covered bridges.

Held in the heart of the Midwest in historic downtown Dayton, Ohio, participants will also experience timber framing demonstrations, attend a reception at the historic Engineers Club of Dayton, and enjoy dinner at the Preble County Historical Society. There will also be tours of Dayton’s aviation heritage and of several  historic and newly constructed covered bridges. The conference will offer the opportunity for exchange between a diverse audience of civil engineers, public transportation officials, academics, trades people, historians, architects, international scholars, and covered bridge enthusiasts. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to celebrate our nation’s covered bridge heritage and register today!


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June 5, 2013 @ 8:00 AM
June 8, 2013 @ 5:30 PM


Christopher Marston


Dayton Crowne Plaza
33 E 5th St, Dayton, OH 45402 United States
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(937) 224-0800
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Email: ncptt[at]nps.gov
Phone: (318) 356-7444
Fax: (318) 356-9119