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The Bay Bridge

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The Bay Bridge combines suspension, cantilever, tunnel, and truss constructions in an astonishing 8.4-mile-long structure. Envisioned first in 1872 by the legendary Emperor Norton, the project finally coalesced in the 1920s, although initial studies concluded that the bridge could not be built due to the bay's deep muddy waters and the area's strong earthquakes. President Herbert Hoover, who was also an engineer, took up the cause, and the $80.8-million project began in 1933. It would replace an extensive set of ferries and forever alter the landscape and commerce of the Bay Area. Over the next three years and four months, the underwater and above-water construction continued day and night, with 152,000 tons of steel, a million cubic yards of concrete, more than 70,000 miles of cable strands, and 200,000 gallons of paint. Roughly 6,500 workers built this amazing bridge, and 12 lost their lives in the process.

Book News Annotation:

Although initial studies concluded that it couldn't be built, the Bay Bridge eventually altered the landscape and commerce of the San Francisco Bay area. Trimble, a transport historian, tells the story of the bridge's construction, using some 200 b&w historical photos and drawings with detailed captions.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Although initial studies concluded that it couldn't be built, the Bay Bridge eventually altered the landscape and commerce of the San Francisco Bay area. Trimble, a transport historian, tells the story of the bridge's construction, using some 200 b&w historical photos and drawings with detailed captions. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Transport historian Paul C. Trimble, with John C. Alioto Jr., tells the impressive story of the bridge's construction, using more than 200 rare photographs and conceptual drawings.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738529707
Author:
Images Of America
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Author:
Alioto Jr, John C.
Author:
null, Paul C.
Author:
Trimble, Paul C.
Author:
Alioto, John C., Jr.
Author:
John C. Alioto, Jr.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Engineering - Civil
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
California, CA
Subject:
San Francisco-Oakla
Subject:
Transportation -- California.
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Tra
Subject:
Ca
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Images of America
Publication Date:
March 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200, Black and White
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.30x6.50x.33 in. .64 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Americana » California
History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » Americana » San Francisco
History and Social Science » World History » General

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