Bridges

Bridges

Book - 2007
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This visual sourcebook is an account of American bridge design, from familiar monuments to modest structures that offer eloquent statements of problems solved. It surveys American bridges from coast to coast in terms of four fundamental structural types (beam, arch, truss, and suspension) and the special category of movable bridges (swing, lift, and bascule), showing how similar structural ideas have been addressed by different designers, refined over time, and rendered in various building materials." "Nearly one thousand archival photographs, plans, drawings, and engravings, comprehensively captioned and with the Library of Congress call number for each image, make this book an invaluable reference for architects, engineers, preservationists, and everyone thrilled by a structural work of art.
Publisher: New York : Norton : Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393731361
0393731367
Characteristics: 383 p. : ill, map ; 29 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)

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