Covered bridges of Mason County: And then there was one | Ledger Independent

Officially recognized as Kentucky’s oldest covered bridge, the 60-foot Dover Bridge over Lee’s Creek is an unusual modified queenpost truss credibly believed to date to 1835. It has been stated many times that it was originally a toll bridge, but, in fact, it was not. Dover stands at what was at the head of the Lee’s Creek Turnpike and the toll house stood adjacent the bridge to the southeast. The covered bridge was, itself, a free bridge owned by the county. In 1920, Louis and Mary Bower took then 15-year-old Louis Stockton Bower, Jr. to the Dover Bridge. His father announced to his young apprentice that they were leaving for a two week vacation and he was to raise the bridge three feet and replace the floor in their absence. This third documented restoration of the old bridge was the first for the third and last generation bridge builder of the Bower Family. During this restoration Maysville photographer Leo Chrisman came to document the work. As Stock busied himself at his task for the camera, he made a misstep at an open truss panel near the south portal. Fortunately, Chrisman was at the ready on the bank below and captured the image of the teenage bridge builder suspended ...

When the steel surface is coated with an additional layer of organic or metallic materials to

When the steel surface is coated with an additional layer of organic or metallic materials to protect from rusting, is called coated steel. Usually, a coating layer is added to flat steel when they are in a coil form. Coated steel can be categorised into three broad categories: metallic coated steel, organic coated steel (non-metallic) and tinplate. Coated steel is used in applications where corrosion resistance, aesthetic appearance or food safety is essential. Metallic coated sheets are corrosion resistant steel coated typically with zinc in pure or alloyed forms. The process of zinc coating is known as “galvanising”. Most steel companies use Hot-dip galvanization (HDG) process but there are other methods depends on the required material properties. Hot-dip galvanising is a process of coating steel with zinc or zinc alloy by putting steel in the bath of molten zinc or zinc alloy. The molten bath is prepared above the melting point of zinc or zinc alloy ranging around 820-860⁰F. The molten bath is used with a combination of a number of surface preparation steps like caustic cleaning, rinsing, pickling, flux solution dipping and drying. The molten zinc (Zn) forms a metallurgical...

The Drive and its partners may earn a commission if you purchase a product through one

The Drive and its partners may earn a commission if you purchase a product through one of our links. Read more. Every car enthusiast knows that rust if left unchecked can eat away the metal of a vehicle. That’s why we use an undercoating to protect the car’s body (and underbody) from moisture, salt, acid rain, and other corrosive substances. An undercoat also evens out a car’s surface for a topcoat application and gives the topcoat finish a cleaner appearance. Our review aims to show you some of the best undercoating sprays currently on the market that will help keep your vehicle in good shape.  Rubberized undercoating is easy to apply, and generally offers the best protective coating for your car’s undercarriage. It cushions surfaces against moisture, rust, dings, and dents. Rubberized undercoating is safe to use on quarter panels and wheel wells and dries with a soft rubbery finish. Asphalt-based undercoating offers a higher level of protection suitable for large trucks, recreational vehicles, and heavy machinery. It’s formulated with some bits of rubberized material to aid in noise reduction. It offers extra protection against chips and moisture but is not paintable and, the...

Art of an Empire: The Imagination, Creativity and Craftsmanship of the Aztecs

The Aztec Empire, centred at the capital of Tenochtitlan, dominated most of Mesoamerica in the 15th and 16th centuries CE. With military conquest and trade expansion the art of the Aztecs also spread, helping the Aztecs achieve a cultural and political hegemony over their subjects and creating for posterity a tangible record of the artistic imagination and great talent of the artists from this last great Mesoamerican civilization. Common threads run through the history of Mesoamerican art. The Olmec, Maya, Toltec, and Zapotec civilizations, amongst others, perpetuated an artistic tradition which displayed a love of monumental stone sculpture, imposing architecture, highly decorated pottery, geometric stamps for fabric and body art, and breathtaking metalwork which were all used to represent people, animals, plants, gods and features of religious ceremony, especially those rites and deities connected to fertility and agriculture. Aztec artists were also influenced by their contemporaries from neighbouring states, especially artists from Oaxaca (a number of whom permanently resided at Tenochtitlan) and the Huastec region of the Gulf Coast where there was a strong tradition of thre...

Many months ago, I decided to look into the burgeoning world of medical spas: those spa-styled

Many months ago, I decided to look into the burgeoning world of medical spas: those spa-styled clinics which offer body alterations such as laser skin resurfacing, laser hair removal, fillers, Botox, fat-freezing, chemical peels, and various treatments which are semi-medical in character but often not in law. This once-casual investigation into what a medical spa — or “medspa” — is, what they can and can’t do, who runs them and what they will look like in a few years’ time revealed a labyrinth of legal loopholes, dubious research, and a good chance of danger. Well, the things I found out were pretty scary. Medspas perform facial procedures with lasers hot enough to damage your cornea; non-physicians operate machines that melt and destroy clients’ fat-storing tissue; medical assistants inject clients’ faces with a diluted form of botulinum neurotoxin, one of the deadliest substances known to man. If you live or work in a metropolitan area, the odds are you can purchase any of these services within a few-mile radius on your lunch break. As of 2018, there were an estimated 5,431 medspas in the United States, up from 1,750 in 2013. They are inconspicuously located adjacent to doctor...

CNC Polishing Machine Market Projected to Gain Significant Value by 2019-2027

In 2018, the market size of CNC Polishing Machine Market is million US$ and it will reach million US$ in 2025, growing at a CAGR of from 2018; while in China, the market size is valued at xx million US$ and will increase to xx million US$ in 2025, with a CAGR of xx% during forecast period. In this report, 2018 has been considered as the base year and 2018 to 2025 as the forecast period to estimate the market size for CNC Polishing Machine . This report studies the global market size of CNC Polishing Machine , especially focuses on the key regions like United States, European Union, China, and other regions (Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia). This study presents the CNC Polishing Machine Market production, revenue, market share and growth rate for each key company, and also covers the breakdown data (production, consumption, revenue and market share) by regions, type and applications. CNC Polishing Machine history breakdown data from 2014 to 2018, and forecast to 2025. For top companies in United States, European Union and China, this report investigates and analyzes the production, value, price, market share and growth rate for the top manufacturers, key data from 2014 to ...

Best Engagement Rings: Experts Weigh In On The Trendiest 2020 Styles

CNN Underscored is your guide to the everyday products and services that help you live a smarter, simpler and more fulfilling life. The content is created by CNN Underscored. CNN News staff is not involved. When you make a purchase, we receive revenue. If you’ve been opening up your Instagram app or Facebook account and noticing a slew of engagement photos in the mix, it isn’t just a random coincidence. According to Wedding Wire, nearly 40% of engagements happen between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day. For partners who are ready to get down on one knee, know that there’s plenty more to engagement rings than meets the eye. Aside from knowing what your S.O. will want to wear daily, the secret to finding a quality ring is doing your homework. As Justine Lancon, the creative director at the jewelry brand Mejuri, put it, “Your engagement ring should be like any other piece you purchase — something that suits your personal style and you’d wear every day.” When we polled jewelry experts from a variety of brands, all unanimously said research was the key. “Start by researching the 4C’s — color, carat, cut and clarity,” says To...

3D Printer Enclosure Is Pleasant On The Eyes And Ears

What has been done to prevent a fire? Seems like a very flammable enclosure to me. Google 3d printer fire and you see what I mean. The foam I’m using IS flammable. I’ve tested this before the assembly, but only a raw flame directly above the foam for 3-4 seconds seem to set it on fire. I’ve not be able to find any sound-proof foam with fire retardant … To be fair, my only real fire prevention with this enclosure is common sense. It’s a wood box (spruce wood to be exact), filled with cork and foam, and running inside a printer with two +200°C hot-end. Overall, I thinks the enclosure is safe mainly because of the printer in it. It’s a BCN3D Sigma printer with semi-closed aluminium body all around it. Also, around the printer body, I’ve leave a 15cm space to avoid the foam being in contact with the printer. And at top, I’ve leave a +30cm space for the bowden tubes. To avoid any problems my working rules are simple : always monitoring (webcam and direct access), always be next to the printer (in case of something goes wrong, and not only fire), always be ready to shutdown main power and take the fire extinguisher (mounted next to the enclosure). It would be relatively easy to incorp...

In Alaska, dark winters are a constant. That’s all the more reason to string lights.

Birch trees glow with holiday light on Dec. 22, 2015, on O Street at West 15th Avenue in Anchorage. (Erik Hill / ADN archive) Global warming is resulting in lots of variables here in Alaska, but there is one constant: Our days will always get really short during the winter months. Lately, I find myself wondering what Alaskans will do as winters get warmer. It won’t be warm enough to garden (at least for a while) of course, but what happens when we can’t get on our skis, ice skates, sleds and snowmachines? What do we do with darkness when there is no snow? There is only one answer: We go to lights. Anchorage did it once before back in the late ’70s and early ’80s. We loaded trees and shrubbery with strings of those tiny, white lights you still see around. In fact, the story goes we bought more strings of those lights than any other place on earth. I believe it. The program ran into politics with rival mayors, but I say politics be damned. Today there are all manner of string lights that are very different from those we Anchorage old-timers put up during that City of Lights campaign. After all, that was more than a quarter century ago. There were no cellphones, few computers and L...

Foot injury? For hundreds of NFL players, that means a trip to Green Bay

Look for the tubing hill — even go down it if you’re like Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport — across from Lambeau Field, and you’ll find the sports world’s most famous foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Robert Anderson, at Bellin Health Titletown Sports Medicine and Orthopedics. If Bellin Health built it, they believed Anderson would come. And because of him, 403 VIP clients, including 269 NFL players and a head coach, have come through the doors at the state-of-the-art facility since it opened in August 2017 in the NFL’s smallest city. For years, professional athletes from all walks of sports visited Anderson at his practice in Charlotte, North Carolina, and they’ve followed him to Green Bay. “Before I took this job, I made some phone calls to some agents and other team physicians and head trainers asking what they think: ‘Do you think guys will come to Green Bay to see me?’ ” Anderson said. “And I’ll never forget one very well-known agent said: ‘Well, they’re not coming to Charlotte because you’ve got a nice airport.’ “ “That’s not an issue for me as long as ...

Ladies, Better Sex Is Coming! 4 Ways To Tighten Your Vagina Without Plastic Surgery

Each year, experts predict thousands of women will seek surgical vaginoplasty to rejuvenate their vaginas to repair the loss of elasticity that can occur over time after sex, childbirth and certain medical conditions.  The average cost of surgical vaginoplasty can range from $3,000 to $10,00, reports the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the procedure is not covered by insurance and often requires patients to go under anesetcha. For those looking for less invasive ways to tighten the vaginal canal, there are other non-surgical options to consider. We asked gynecologist Carolyn A. DeLucia, MD, FACOG, part of the team who performs vaginal rejuvenations at VSPOT MediSpa, a ladies only vaginal rejuvenation spa in New York City. “A ‘vaginal rejuvenation’ is a non-reconstructive vaginoplasty,” says DeLucia. “These are the newest non-surgical technologies that are available to tighten the vaginal canal to increase sexual satisfaction.” Get ready to take notes. Derma Pen & Needle Roller&Mesotherapy gun Electric Stimulation “Electrical stimulation will not directly tighten the vagina, but it can be utilized in a specific situation to help begin to stimulate and ...

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