Protecting A Bridge

Saboteurs, people who destroy enemy facilities and equipment, found wood military bridges easy targets. They could be soaked with kerosene and burned down. Union troops sometimes protected them from saboteurs and guerrilla attacks by fortifying them with walls, and putting gates and guard towers at both ends. These structures turned the bridge into a wooden fort.

Double-barrel design

Guard towers

Fortified wood gates

Double-barrel design

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