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Bridges: Three Thousand Years of Defying Nature

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Comprehensive profiles of the world's 100 most extraordinary bridges.

Few humanmade structures combine the technical with the aesthetic in such an evocative way as bridges. From ancient times to the present, bridges have had a unique attraction on the imagination, eliciting awe, wonder and passion.

Bridges celebrates the stunning technical and artistic achievements in the cr
Paperback, 208 pages
Published September 8th 2005 by Firefly Books (first published October 1st 1993)
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Nov 28, 2011 Kevin rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. It provided a great overview of bridge construction techniques while highlighting innovations through the ages. It's not particularly technical, but that makes it great for a coffee table (should you have one). I can't look at a bridge now without thinking about this book.
Dec 02, 2011 Deborah rated it really liked it
I am so impressed with bridges and will think again the next time I am fortunate enough to see or even cross one. We will always need people who want to build bridges!
Apr 27, 2013 Spoke rated it really liked it
A beautiful look at the history, science and art of bridge-making.
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