Started by masonspappy, July 13, 2019, 01:21:44 am
Quote from: masonspappy on July 14, 2019, 06:08:46 pmThanks for your input folks! Very much appreciated. @WASsasquatch, I pulled a few elements from here: https://planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=24559.0;attach=82562;image and here: https://planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,21184.msg212144.html#msg212144You have a good eye - the covered bridge is a short version that didn't require a central support, unlike the longer covered bridges. What I still don't understand is why anyone ever thought it was necessary to put a roof over a bridge in the first place. ...
Quote from: archonforest on July 15, 2019, 02:44:48 amApparently the roof was there to protect the wood structure from rain and snow and thus slow down decay/rot...etc.
Quote from: Oshyan on July 15, 2019, 05:15:54 pmThe roof would decay slower since you can slope it and have the rain/snow run off it rather than pooling and soaking in. You can also make it out of a more weather-resistant material since it won't have horses and carts tromping on it all the time. - Oshyan