The Bridge

Author: Gay Talese
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1620409119
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Gay Talese, then early in his career at the New York Times, closely followed the construction, and soon after the opening of this marvel of human ingenuity and engineering, he chronicled the human drama of its completion-from the ...

Mighty Mac

Author: Lawrence A. Rubin
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814318171
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This impressive photograph collection captures the struggles and the hardships, as well as the determination and the pride of the men who labored to build the Mackinac Bridge.

New York S Golden Age Of Bridges

Author: Antonio Masi
Publisher: Empire State Editions
ISBN: 0823240657
Size: 72.42 MB
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Weekends are busier under the Verrazano-Narrows as cruise ships flow up and
down, usually docking at slips uptown on Saturday and Sunday mornings and
then shortly thereafter departing with fresh boatloads of revelers. Antonio surveys
the panorama of land, water, and bridge. To his left, traffic on the Belt Parkway
whizzes by, heading deeper into Brooklyn and toward Coney Island. The only
building that stands out along the path is the VA Hospital, located across from the
Belt ...

The Brooklyn Bridge

Author: G. S. Prentzas
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438119402
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Opened on May 24, 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge is widely considered the greatest engineering achievement of the 19th century.

Super Structures

Author: Mark Denny
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801894360
Size: 40.52 MB
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His BronxWhitestone Bridge was also praised for its very slender deck-but here
Ammann had stepped over the line, and the bridge eventually required sti√
ening with trusses. Earlier, Strauss said that building a bridge was a constant war
against the forces of nature. Nature drew the line at the new generation of
slender suspension bridge decks. The collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in
Washington State in 1940 (described in the next section) was a disaster that all
bridge ...

Cold War America 1946 To 1990

Author: Facts on File Inc
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438107986
Size: 39.98 MB
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The postwar era was a time of bridge building, and while size of bridges
depended upon need and surroundings, there existed a form of competition for
the longest span. To an extent greater than in prewar years, the suspension
bridge, with its massive moorings and undulating steel cables, remained the
favorite for long stretches. Bridge building otherwise produced several highlights
between 1950 and 1980. The Verrazano -Narrows bridge in New York,
completed in 1964, nudged ...

Staten Island Bridges Program Modernization And Capacity Enhancement Project

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Also, the small reduction in volume cited by the commentor from no-build to build
is in a direction (i.e., eastbound) in which the Goethals Bridge has no congestion
constraint as the AM peak at the Goethals Bridge is in the westbound direction.
Thus, there would be no effect on volumes at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in
either the build or no-build scenarios. The construction of a second span to
provide expanded capacity in the Goethals Bridge corridor would not induce
increased ...

Pushing The Limits

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307427366
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The first two of these had record-setting main suspension spans of 3,500 and
4,200 feet, respectively, whereas the third, costing seventyfive million Great
Depression dollars, was the longest and most expensive bridge project to date.
Many other structurally significant but lesser-known spans were also built in
those hard times, but the era ended abruptly in 1940 with the collapse of the
Tacoma Narrows Bridge. The dramatic failure was recorded on film, which
became incorporated into ...

Hope And A Hole In The Ground The Verrazano Narrows Cross Harbor Rail Tunnel

Author: Bob Diamond
ISBN: 1329824059
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Frederic Delano, chairman of the Regional Plan Association, asked Wilgus for
advice on the association's response to the Port Authority's efforts to build a
massive highway bridge over the Hudson River at 178th Street. With the
immediate success of the Holland Tunnel, the Port Authority began planning for
the longawaited bridge across the Hudson. George Goethals, along-time
advocate for a Hudson Riverbridge who was serving as a consultant to the Port
Authority, urged the ...