Trails, Roads, & Bridges: 6,000 Years of Travel for People, Horses, & Cargo


Foot paths gave way to wooden roads, wooden roads made way for stone roads and eventually we've moved to asphalt.

Foot paths gave way to wooden roads, wooden roads made way for stone roads and eventually we’ve moved to asphalt.

A history on the development and evolution of roads and bridges from around the world. Log roads used as early as 4000 BC in Glastonbury, England. The roads were made by placing sand-covered logs perpendicular to the direction of the road over a low or swampy area. The very first plank road in USA was in the 1840’s in North Syracuse, NY in order to transport salt and other goods.

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Equine Heritage Institute, Inc.
3024 Marion County Road
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