Crossing the Hudson reveals the often multileveled stories of the river's bridges and tunnels, from timber arch and truss bridges on stone piers to long-span suspension and cantilevered bridges, railroad tunnels, and improvements in iron and steel technology, providing a history of where, why, when, and how these structures were built; the social, political, and commercial forces that influenced decisions to erect them; the personalities of the planners and builders; the unique connection between builder and bridge; and the design and construction techniques that turned mythical goals into structures of utility and beauty.
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|Size: ||1.9 MB|
|Publisher: ||Rivergate Books|
|Date published: || 2010|
|ISBN: ||9780813549507 (DRM-PDF)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|