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Spanning Washington: Historic Highway Bridges of the Evergreen State

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Designed first and foremost to be practical, bridges nevertheless are often breathtaking in their construction, combining function and aesthetics. The historic structures that span the Evergreen State's highways are no exception. These technological wonders are extraordinary by any measure, yet their stories have remained largely unknown. Conceived by visionary engineers and built by anonymous workmen, Washington's highway bridges are triumphs of skill, and played a significant role in the state's history. Several, at the time of their completion, attracted worldwide attention and the praise of professional engineers, influencing the course of bridge construction. In their quest to compile the first comprehensive history of the state's highway bridges, the authors poured through the extensive records at the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), collecting definitive documentation and photographs from across the state. This magnificent book, including more than 100 illustrations, represents the culmination of years of study by many individuals associated with WSDOT and the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (Olympia).

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The bridges of Washington State range from soaring suspension spans to utilitarian trusses, from technological wonders to spectacular failures. Featuring over 200 maps, illustrations, and black & white photographs, this volume serves as a comprehensive history of the state's historically significant highway bridges. It begins with an introduction to basic bridge design, and a brief history of the state's bridges and its early bridge engineers. Then bridges are presented by region, with text describing construction methods, design innovation, geographic context, and preservation.
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The bridges of Washington State range from soaring suspension spans to utilitarian trusses, from technological wonders to spectacular failures. Featuring over 200 maps, illustrations, and black & white photographs, this volume serves as a comprehensive history of the state's historically significant highway bridges. It begins with an introduction to basic bridge design, and a brief history of the state's bridges and its early bridge engineers. Then bridges are presented by region, with text describing construction methods, design innovation, geographic context, and preservation. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780874222814
Afterword:
Delony, Eric
Publisher:
Washington State University Press
Author:
Holstine, Craig
Author:
Hobbs, Richard
Afterword by:
Delony, Eric
Afterword:
Delony, Eric
Subject:
History
Subject:
Engineering - Civil
Subject:
Bridges
Subject:
Civil
Subject:
Bridges - Washington (State) - History
Subject:
Civil Engineering-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20050631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
268
Dimensions:
8.96x10.32x.69 in. 2.30 lbs.

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