Definitions for "CORDUROY ROAD"
Keywords:  swampy, log, road, laid, passable
A road made of logs laid side by side transversely to bridge low or swampy areas.
a series of logs placed parallel to one another across a low-lying or swampy area
Where roads crossed wetland, small diameter logs were placed across the road to support hay wagons and other traffic. Cedar was often the log of choice due to its rot-resistant character. Some of these old corduroy roads can still be found, decades after they were constructed. [To return to previous page, click your browser's BACK button then scroll through the page to your last location