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Author: Joanne Mattern
Publisher: [Vero Beach, FL] : Rourke Educational Media, [2016] ©2016
Series: Engineering wonders.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How can we get from one place to another when something blocks our way? It might be a rushing river. Or it might be a huge cavern or a deep ravine. The answer to that question is to build a bridge. Learn about the different types of bridges, the civilizations and people who engineered and risked their lives to construct them, and the advances in bridge building that have made them safe and effective ways to keep us  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Nonfiction
Literature
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joanne Mattern
ISBN: 9781634304191 1634304195 9781634305198 1634305191
OCLC Number: 904576487
Notes: Includes index.
Target Audience: 3-6.
Description: 48 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: The first bridges --
Hanging from rope and steel --
Arching above --
Trusses and cantilevers --
A difficult job --
Timeline.
Series Title: Engineering wonders.
Responsibility: Joanne Mattern.

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"How can we get from one place to another when something blocks our way? It might be a rushing river. Or it might be a huge cavern or a deep ravine. The answer to that question is to build a bridge. Learn about the different types of bridges, the civilizations and people who engineered and risked their lives to construct them, and the advances in bridge building that have made them safe and effective ways to keep us moving!" --cover.

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