The Bridge

Author: Gay Talese
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1620409119
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Gay Talese, then early in his career at the New York Times, closely followed the construction, and soon after the opening of this marvel of human ingenuity and engineering, he chronicled the human drama of its completion-from the ...

The Brooklyn Bridge

Author: G. S. Prentzas
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438119402
Size: 60.43 MB
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“The people,” Verrazzano later wrote in his account of the voyage, “clothed with
the feathers of various colors, came toward us joyfully, shouting with admiration,
showing us where we could ... Named after Giovanni da Verrazzano, the
Verrazano-Narrows Bridge connects Brooklyn with Staten Island. ... It was built to
carry a large volume of traff c— today, nearly 200,000 vehicles cross the bridge
every day.

Mighty Mac

Author: Lawrence A. Rubin
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814318171
Size: 13.27 MB
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This impressive photograph collection captures the struggles and the hardships, as well as the determination and the pride of the men who labored to build the Mackinac Bridge.

Super Structures

Author: Mark Denny
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801894360
Size: 48.92 MB
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Earlier, Strauss said that building a bridge was a constant war against the forces
of nature. ... No such problem for Verrazano-Narrows, however, because by the
early 1960s engineers had enough understanding of aerodynamics—thanks ...

Cold War America 1946 To 1990

Author: Facts on File Inc
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438107986
Size: 72.58 MB
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Bridge building otherwise produced several highlights between 1950 and 1980.
The Verrazano -Narrows bridge in New York, completed in 1964, nudged out the
Golden Gate bridge for longest span. The most striking "new" bridge, where ...

Pushing The Limits

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307427366
Size: 77.36 MB
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An era of great bridge building in America reached a peak in the 1930s, when the
George Washington, Golden Gate, and San ... were also built in those hard times,
but the era ended abruptly in 1940 with the collapse of the Tacoma Narrows
Bridge. ... The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge across New York New and Future

New York S Golden Age Of Bridges

Publisher: Fordham University Press
ISBN: 0823253074
Size: 32.54 MB
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This book comes along at the perfect moment to place these great public projects into their historical and artistic contexts, to inform and delight artists, engineers, historians, architects, and city planners.