America's Greatest Suspension Bridges, A Photographic Essay by R. Glenn Alexander
This work describes in the author's own words and colorful photographs, ten of America's most signifiant suspension bridges. Each of the ten was renowned, at the time of its opening, for being the longest (or in one case the second longest) suspension bridge in the world. From the Wheeling Suespension Bridge which opened in 1849, to the current U.S. standard bearer since 1964, the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, readers will be taken on a 165 year historical journey of our evolution as a country. Certain to be of interest to bridge afficianados, as well as individuals who simply appreciate architectural beauty.
194 pages, printed soft cover,measuring 10.25" by 8.5" inches, in full color
* The specific bridges in this essay include, in order of completion:
Chapter 1. Wheeling Suspension Bridge (1849)
Chapter 2. John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge (1866)
Chapter 3. Brooklyn Bridge (1883)
Chapter 4. Williamsburg Bridge (1903)
Chapter 5. Bear Mountain Bridge (1924)
Chapter 6. Benjamin Franklin Bridge (1926)
Chapter 7. George Washington Bridge (1931)
Chapter 8. Golden Gate Bridge (1937)
Chapter 9. Mackinac Bridge (1957)
Chapter 10. Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (1964)
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