Bridges of the World

Bridges of the World

Their Design and Construction

Book - 2003
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This profusely illustrated work describes the fundamental principles involved in the design of bridges and presents a wealth of historical background. Spans include Lucerne's medieval Kapellbrücke; the magnificent Maximiliansbrücke in Munich; the unusual "honeycomb" bridge between Orr's Island and Bailey Island off the Maine coast; and the George Washington Bridge. 401 black-and-white illustrations.

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Citing and illustrating examples from around the world and a wide range of historical periods, Whitney shows how to apply fundamental architectural principles to designing and criticizing them. The 1929 edition was published as Bridges: A Study in Their Art, Science and Evolution by William Rudge, New York. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2003
Edition: Dover ed
ISBN: 9780486429953
Characteristics: 363 p. : ill. ; 28 cm


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Dec 08, 2009

Includes a lot of history and geography, making it much more than just a list of bridges.


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