Book of Bridges The History Technology and Romance of Bridges and their Builders
Book of Bridges The History Technology and Romance of Bridges and their Builders
Book of Bridges The History Technology and Romance of Bridges and their Builders
Book of Bridges The History Technology and Romance of Bridges and their Builders

Book of Bridges The History Technology and Romance of Bridges and their Builders

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Book of Bridges The History Technology and Romance of Bridges and their Builders
 
Book of Bridges The History Technology and Romance of Bridges and their Builders
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket
By Martin Hayden
Copyright 1976
136 pages
Bridges have become part of our natural landscape. Almost every day we cross them on foot, in cars and in trains, over rivers, canals, rails and roads, scarcely thinking about them. Yet bridges represent the culmination of the combined skills and technology of architecture, design and engineering.
From man's first steps across a tree fallen over a stream to the soaring conquest of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, this book traces the development of the bridge. Clear diagrams and informative text describe the developments from the first primitive stone slabs, through the rapid advances and passionate individualism of the Industrial Revolution to the highly complex teams of engineers and administrators of the twentieth century.
Superbly illustrated with magnificent photographs, this book studies all aspects of bridges - their complex construction, their awesome size, their breathtaking beauty, their tragic catastrophes and the inspired single-mindedness of the men who built them. Examples have been collected from all parts of the world and from every period of history, some small and half-forgotten, and some famous - Avignon, the Ponte Vecchio, the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the Golden Gate, Sydney Harbour, the Segovia Aqueduct, the Britannia Bridge, Old London Bridge, Santa Trinit, Firth of Forth, the Arlington Memorial Bridge, Lake Maracaibo Bridge, the Victoria Falls Bridge and the new project to build a huge span across the River Humber. Each of these and the many others featured in the book has been carefully chosen to illustrate characteristics of particular interest, general principles or spectacular details - the first, the highest, the longest, the most expensive, the most disastrous and the most beautiful.

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