Bridges

Bridges

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From abandoned structures that have long ceased to take you anywhere to today's feats of engineering, Bridges is a pictorial celebration of 150 suspension bridges, iron bridges, stone bridges, aqueducts, viaducts, railway bridges, footbridges and rope bridges.
Organised in sections such as abandoned bridges, classic bridges and superstructures, the book contains an immense range of wooden, stone, iron, steel and concrete bridges. There are tiny village bridges and vast bridges, narrow bridges and motorway-wide bridges, bridges that act as dams and bridges that support buildings, covered bridges, famous bridges and little-known gems.
From San Francisco's Golden Gate bridge to the 21st century Millau Viaduct in France - the tallest bridge in the world, from the Roman aqueduct in Segovia, Spain, to farmers still building bamboo bridges, the book draws examples from all over the world. Ranging from the Rocky Mountains to Siberia and Iran, a picture emerges of not only how new technologies have made it possible for bridges to be built, but also how bridges have themselves been catalysts for social change. And when they have been abandoned, such as in former gold rush towns, these bridges tell their own stories of how the world moves on.
Presented in a landscape format and with 150 outstanding colour photographs, Bridges is a stunning collection of images.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 296 x 219 x 22mm | 1,224g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 150 photographs; 150 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1782745769
  • 9781782745761
  • 2,196,918

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Ancient and Medieval bridges, 62 BCE-1499
Kapellbrucke (Chapel Bridge), Lucerne, Switzerland
Ponte Fabricio, Rome, Italy
Puente Trajan (Trajan's Bridge) Alcantara, Estremadura, Spain
Ponte di Tiberio (Tiberius Bridge), Rimini, Italy
Acueducto de los Milagros (Aqueduct of the Miracles), Merida, Spain
Pont du Gard, Nimes, France
Puente Romano (Roman Bridge), Cordoba, Spain
Segovia Aqueduct, Spain
Segura Aqueduct, Castelo Branco, Portugal
Adana Roman Bridge, Turkey
Ponte Sant' Angelo, Rome, Italy
Aqueduct of Valens, Istanbul, Turkey
Malabadi Bridge, Diyarbakir Province, Turkey
Anji (Zhaozhu) Bridge, Hebei Province, China
Dicle Bridge, Diyarbakir, Turkey
Puente la Reina (Queen's Bridge), Navarre, Spain
Pont Vieux (Old Bridge), Albi, France
Puente Viejo (Old Bridge), Besalu, Catalonia, Spain
High Bridge, Lincoln, England
Lugou or Marco Polo Bridge, Beijing, China
Vieux Pont (Old Bridge), Beziers, France
Hasankeyf Bridge, Anatolia, Turkey
Salahin Bridge, Alaverdi, Armenia
Citadel Bridge, Aleppo, Syria
Ponts Couverts, Strasbourg, France
Monnow Bridge, Monmouth, Wales
Stary Most (Old Bridge), Pisek, South Bohemia, Czech Republic
Ponte Castelvecchio, Verona, Italy
Kraemerbrucke (Merchant's Bridge), Erfurt, Germany
Pont Valentre, Cahors, France
Puente de San Martin, Toledo, Spain
Puente de Frias, Burgos Province, Spain
Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge), Florence, Italy
Ponte Visconti, Valeggio sul Mincio, Italy
Kasteel Doorwerth, Gelderland, Netherlands
Obere Brucke (Upper Bridge), Bamberg, Germany
Karluv Most (Charles Bridge), Prague, Czech Republic


The Early Modern Period, 1500-1700
Brig o' Doon, Alloway, Scotland
Slaters' Bridge, Cumbria, England
Old Bridge, Stirling, Scotland
Dyavolski Most (Devil's Bridge), Ardino, Bulgaria
Bar Aqueduct, Stari Bar, Montenegro
Stari Most ('Old Bridge'), Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Essex Bridge, Shugborough, England
Padre Tembleque Aqueduct, Tepeyahualco, Mexico
Mehmed Pasa Sokolovic Bridge, Visegrad, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Ponte dei Tre Archi, Venice, Italy
Puente de Segovia, Madrid, Spain
Seher-Cehajina Cuprija (Governor's Bridge), Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Japanese Covered Bridge, Hoi An, Vietnam
Ponte di Rialto, Venice, Italy
Stara Cuprija (Old Bridge), Konjic, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Malmsmead Bridge, Oare, Somerset, England
Yulong Bridge, Yangshuo, China
Shaharah Bridge, Yemen
Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs), Venice, Italy
Si-o-se Pol (33-Arch Bridge), Isfahan, Iran
Pont Neuf, Paris, France
Puente de Piedra (Stone Bridge), Zamora, Spain
Arta Bridge, Arachthos River, Greece
Somerset Lifting Bridge, Bermuda
Gongchen Bridge, Hangzhou, China
Korenbeursbrug (Cornmarket Bridge), Leiden, Netherlands
Pol e-Khaju (Khaju Bridge), Isfahan, Iran
Watendlath Bridge, Cumbria, England
Kintai Bridge, Iwakuni, Japan


Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Bridges
Puente Nuevo (New Bridge), Ronda, Spain
Holzbrucke (Wooden Bridge), Bad Sackingen, Germany
Luding Chain Bridge, China
The 'Seventeen Hole' Bridge, Beijing, China
Arcos da Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Puente de Toledo, Madrid, Spain
Lejonstroemsbron (Lejonstroem Bridge), Skelleftea, Sweden
Venedictos Bridge, Grevena Prefecture, Greece
Jade Belt Bridge, Beijing, China
Pulteney Bridge, Bath, England
Figured Bridge, Tsaritsyno Park, Moscow, Russia
Siberian Marble Gallery, Tsarskoe Selo, Russia
The Iron Bridge, Ironbridge, England
Lomonosov Bridge, St Petersburg, Russia
Alte Brucke (Old Bridge), Heidelberg, Germany
Pont de la Concorde, Paris, France
Halfpenny Bridge, Lechlade, England
Puente Nuevo (New Bridge), Ronda, Spain
Norrbro (North Bridge), Stockholm, Sweden
Old Bridge, Bewdley, England
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Llangollen, Wales
Ha'penny Bridge, Dublin, Ireland
Sligachan Old Bridge, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Conwy Suspension Bridge, Conwy, Wales
Pont de Pierre (Stone Bridge), Bordeaux, France
Kilenclyuku Hid (Nine-Hole Bridge), Hortobagy National Park, Hungary
Szechenyi Bridge, Budapest, Hungary
Royal Border Bridge, Berwick, England
U Bein Bridge, Amarapura, Myanmar
Bridge of Sighs, Cambridge, England
'Bridge of Lies', Sibiu, Romania
Rakotzbrucke, Park Kromlau, Germany
Huc Bridge, Hanoi, Vietnam
Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol, England
Konitsa Bridge, Greece
Kuldiga Bridge, Latvia
Margit Hid (Margaret Bridge), Budapest, Hungary
Brooklyn Bridge, New York, USA
Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, Canada
Flume Covered Bridge, New Hampshire, USA
Forth Railway Bridge, Scotland
Lispole Viaduct, Kerry, Ireland
Tower Bridge, London, England


Twentieth Century Bridges
Tower Bridge, Sacramento, USA
Mexican Canyon Trestle, New Mexico, USA
Victoria Falls Bridge, Zimbabwe/Zambia
Solkan Bridge, Slovenia, Europe
Glienicke Bridge, Germany
Yutengping Bridge, Taiwan
Zverynas Bridge. Vilnius, Lithuania
Cassagne Bridge, France
Bolsheokhtinsky Bridge, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Manhattan Bridge, New York City, USA
Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge, China
Quebec Bridge, Quebec, Canada
Michigan Avenue Bridge, Chicago, USA
Nine Arches Bridges, Demodara, Sri Lanka
Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco,
Royal gorge Bridge, Colorado, USA
George Washington Bridge, Washington Heights, USA
Lions Gate Bridge, Vancouver, Canada
Goodpasture Covered Bridge, Oregon, USA
Bridge over Tara river canyon, Montenegro
Kolkata Howrah Bridge, India
Bridge of the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, Louisiana, USA
Crescent City Connection Bridge, New Orleans, Louisiana
Evergreen point floating bridge, Washington, USA
The Zeelandbrug (Zeeland Bridge), Zeeland, The Netherlands
Severn Bridge, England
San Mateo Bridge, California, USA
Oland Bridge, Kalmar, Sweden
Bosphorus Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey
New River Gorge Bridge, West Virginia, USA
Krk Bridge, Krk, Croatia
Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Florida, USA
Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Kobe, Japan
The Nanpu Bridge, in Shanghai, China
Lusitania Bridge, Merida, Spain
Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo, Japan
Wildlife crossing, Banff, Canada
Los Angeles 110 and 105 freeway interchange bridges, California, USA
Tsing Ma Bridge, Hong Kong, China
Confederation Bridge, Canada
The Great Belt Bridge, Denmark
Vasco da gama bridge. Lisbon Portugal
Chesapeake Bay Bridge, USA
Akashi Kaikyo bridge, Kobe, Japan


21st Century Bridges
Tradeston Bridge, Glasgow, Scotland
Millennium Bridge, London
Puente de la Mujer, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Goodwill Bridge, Brisbane, Australia
Beipan River Bridge, Guizhou province, China.
Mubarak Peace Bridge, Suez Canal, Egypt
Python Bridge, Amsterdam
JK Bridge, Brasilia, Brazil
Dongting Lake Bridge, China
Rama IX Bridge, Bangkok, Thailand
Seri Wawasan Bridge, Malaysia
Lalon Shah Bridge, Bangladesh
Bolshoy Obukhovsky Bridge, Russia
Millau Viaduct, France
BP Bridge Chicago, USA
Sundial bridge, Sacramento, California
Sea Cliff Bridge, New South Wales, Australia
Donghai Bridge, China
Langkawi Air Bridge, Malaysia
Svinesund Bridge, Norway/Sweden
Zhivopisny Bridge, Moscow, Russia
Henderson Waves Bridge, Singapore
Assut de l'Or Bridge, Spain
Al Garhoud bridge, Creek, Dubai, UAR
Chaotianmen Bridge, Chongqing, China
Estaiada Bridge, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Helix Bridge, Singapore
Jiaozhou Bay Bridge, Qingdao Haiwan bay, China
Tokyo Gate Bridge, Tokyo Bay, Japan
Russky Bridge, Eastern Bosphorus strait, Russia
Zolotoy Bridge, Vladistok, Russia
Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Dallas, USA
New Lift Bridge, Gironde, France
Dragon Bridge, Da Nang, Vietnam
Trojan Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic
Osman Gazi Bridge, Turkey
Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge, Switzerland
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About David Ross

David Ross specialises in maritime, engineering and railway history and he has written and contributed to numerous books on these subjects. His most recent books are Abandoned Industrial Places, Rail Journeys, Bridges, Coast, Lighthouses, Ships Visual Encyclopedia, The Essential Naval Identification Guide: Submarines 1914-Present, Great Warships and The World's Greatest Battleships.
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