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Bridges that changed the world

Author: Bernhard Graf
Publisher: [Munich ; Berlin London ; New York] : [Prestel], [2002]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Profiles over fifty important bridges around the world, presenting color photos and describing their histories; includes such structures as the Brooklyn Bridge, London's Tower Bridge, Venice's Bridge of Sighs, and the beam bridges of Afghanistan.
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Ouvrages illustrés
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernhard Graf
ISBN: 3791327011 9783791327013 379133400X 9783791334004
OCLC Number: 50102175
Description: 127 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 x 31 cm
Contents: Tarr Steps : Exmoor National Park, Somerset, England --
Beam bridges of Afghanistan --
Bridges across the Dudh Khosi and Trisuli Rivers: Nepal --
Aqueduct at Segovia, Spain --
Alcántara Bridge: Alcántara, Spain --
Ponte S. Angelo: Rome, Italy --
The An Ji Bridge (Zhaozhou Bridge): Zhao Xian, Hebei Province, China --
Puente la Reina (the Pilgrim's Bridge): Spain --
Stone Bridge: Regensburg, Germany --
St. Bénézet's Bridge: Avignon, France --
Puente de Órbigo: Spain --
Kapell Bridge: Lucerne, Switzerland --
Valentré Bridge: Cahors, France --
Ponte Vecchio: Florence, Italy --
Scaliger Bridge: Verona, Italy --
Charles Bridge: Prague, Czech Republic --
The châteu of Chenonceaux: France --
"Stari most, " the Old Bridge: Mostar, Herzegovinia --
Zig-zag Bridge: Shanghai, China --
Ponte degli Alpini: Bassano del Grappa, Italy --
New Bridge, Pont Neuf: Paris, France --
Rialto Bridge across the Grand Canal: Venice, Italy --
Allahverdi Khan Bridge: Isfahan, Iran Bridge of Sighs: Venice, Italy --
Jade Belt Bridge: Beijing, China --
Iron Bridge: Coalbrookdale, England --
Clifton Suspension Bridge: Bristol, England --
Széchenyi Chain Bridge: Budapest, Hungary --
Göltzsch Valley Bridge: Vogtland, Germany --
James Eads' St. Louis Bridge: St. Louis, Missouri --
Brooklyn Bridge: New York City, New York --
Maria Pia Bridge and Luís Bridge: Porto, Portugal --
Forth Bridge: Scotland --
Tower Bridge: London, England --
"Blue Wonder": Dresden, Germany --
Alexander III Bridge: Paris, France --
Quebec Bridge: Quebec City, Quebec --
Syndey Harbor Bridge: New South Wales, Australia --
George Washington Bridge: New York City, New York --
Golden Gate Bridge: San Francisco, California --
Kwai Bridge: Thailand --
"Europabrücke: Innsbruck, Austria --
Verrazano Narrows Bridge: New York City, New York --
Ponte de 25 Abril: Lisbon, Portugal --
Bosporus Bridge (Bognaziçi): Istanbul, Turkey --
Köhlbrand Bridge: Hamburg, Germany Alamillo Bridge: Seville, Spain --
Akashi Kaikyo Bridge: Kobe, Japan --
East Bridge: Denmark --
Millennium Bridge: London, England.
Responsibility: Bernhard Graf.

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An examination of 50 of the world's bridges and the history, legends and people behind them. In two-page spreads of photographs, plans, drawings and text, it travels the globe from the ancient  Read more...

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