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Historically important early check from a pioneer of covered bridges in the United States!

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Historically important early check from a pioneer of covered bridges in the United States!
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1819 check for two days work on a highway for the town of Newburyport. Samuel Dodge pulled in $2.00 for this one. Signed by Timothy Palmer. Palmer was a U.S. pioneer builder of covered timber truss bridges. A millwright, he was also a self-taught carpenter and architect, and in 1792 he built the Essex-Merrimack Bridge over the Merrimack River near Newburyport. Composed of two trussed arches meeting at an island in the river, the bridge remained in use for more than a century and was the prototype of the numerous bridges he later built throughout New England. Palmerês most noted work was the completely enclosed Permanent Bridge (c. 1806) over the Schuylkill River at Philadelphia. In use until destroyed by fire in 1875, the Permanent Bridge proved the value of, and set the style for, covered bridges in the United States. I guess we know what Dodge was working on! Also an 1829 check from Taunton. (Ames Collection) Date: 1818, 1829 MA hwac 3839

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