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Bridges : an introduction to ten great bridges and their designers

Author: Didier Cornille
Publisher: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In Who Built That? Bridges, illustrator Didier Cornille presents ten of the most important bridges in the world, from the world's first cast-iron bridge (The Iron Bridge) to the longest pre-stressed concrete bridge in the southern hemisphere (The Rio-Niteroi Bridge) to the tallest bridge in the world (the Millau Viduct). Introducing each engineer or architect, the main concepts of their work, as well as some of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Didier Cornille
ISBN: 9781616895167 1616895160
OCLC Number: 935196260
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: Originally published in France under title: Tous les ponts sont dans la nature, c. 2014.
Description: 93 pages : illustrations ; 33 x 15 cm.
Contents: 1779, Iron bridge: the first cast-iron bridge (Thomas Farnolls Pritchard) --
1883, Brooklyn Bridge: a New York adventure (John Roebling, Washington Roebling & Emily Warren) --
1890, Forth Bridge: a steel dinosaur (Sir John Fowler & Sir Benjamin Baker) --
1930, Plougastel Bridge: an all-concrete bridge (Eugène Freyssinet) --
1932, Sydney Harbour Bridge: the coathanger (John Jacob "Job" Crew Bradfield) --
1937, Golden Gate Bridge: the golden span (Joseph Baermann Strauss) --
1974, Rio-Niterói Bridge: crossing the Guanabara Bay (Jean Muller) --
2004, Millau Viaduct: a journey across the sky (Norman Foster & Michael Virlogeux) --
2012, Peace Bridge: a futuristic walkway spanning the Bow River (Santiago Calatrava) --
2013, MuCEM Footbridge: a gentle stroll down to the sea (Rudy Ricciotti).
Other Titles: Tous les ponts sont dans la nature.
Responsibility: Didier Cornille ; translated by Yolanda Stern Broad.

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