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Bridges: Spanning the World

Bridges: Spanning the World (Hardback)

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Building bridges across rivers, canyons, straits and sea represents one of man's greatest endeavours. It has stretched human ingenuity, engineering and material technology to their utmost limits. Their creation has been driven by man's desire, from the earliest times, to make lines of communication possible by foot, horse or engine. Bridges have altered history by joining communities together, extending trade and transporting water to villages and cities. Some are of breathtaking beauty and it is little wonder that they rank among the world's most admired structures. As Marcus Binney writes, 'Each one is remarkable in its own way, each a response to a challenge and perhaps the realization of a dream.' This book looks at more than two hundred bridges spanning the world and the centuries.

Here you will find, amongst others, an Inca suspension bridge made from grass ropes; the mile-long Roman aqueduct at Caesarea; the bridges of Venice; France's famous Millau Viaduct; the doubledecker, transporter, lift and stilt bridges produced by German precision engineering; Spain's Acueducto del Aguila (glowing in a bright livery of yellow and terracotta red); the awe-inspiring cantilever bridges built by railway engineers across major rivers in North America and India, and the world's longest suspension bridge at Kobe in Japan.

Architecture & DesignArchitectureHistory of architecture & Preservation of BuildingsTechnicalCivil engineering, surveying & buildingStructural engineeringBridges Publisher: Pimpernel Press Ltd Publication Date: 05/10/2017 ISBN-13: 9781910258170  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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As Architecture Correspondent to The Times Marcus Binney has followed the design and construction of some of the major bridges of our age, talking to the leading architects and engineers involved, including Santiago Calatrava, Norman Foster, Nicholas Grimshaw and Alan Spielmann, as well as engineering practices such as Arups, Brown Beech & Associates, Flint & Neill, RPR and Mott MaDonald. As founder and President of SAVE Britain's Heritage and chairman of Save Europe's Heritage he has also taken a keen interest in the preservation and restoration of historic bridges. Marcus Binney lives in St. Lawrence, Jersey, Channel Islands.

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