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Great American bridges and dams

Author: Donald C Jackson; National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States.
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : Preservation Press, [1988] ©1988
Series: Great American places series.; National Trust guide (Washington, D.C.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bridges and dams are key symbols of civic development, says Jackson and for this reason these two seemingly diverse types of structures have been combined in this book. The descriptions of many of the sites listed here go beyond simple data related to their dates and dimensions. The bridges and dams have been placed in historical contexts that illuminate their technological origins, the nature of their operation or  Read more...
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Jackson, Donald C. (Donald Conrad), 1953-
Great American bridges and dams.
Washington, D.C. : Preservation Press, ©1988
(OCoLC)568681465
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald C Jackson; National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States.
ISBN: 0891331298 9780891331292 0471143855 9780471143857
OCLC Number: 16683641
Description: 357 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Bridges: Spanning the Nation. Dams: Controlling a Precious Resource. Saving Bridges and Dams. Guide to the Guide. THE BRIDGES AND DAMS. New England. Mid-Atlantic. South. Midwest. Southwest. West. Epilogue: The Ones That Got Away. Further Reading. Information Sources. Index.
Series Title: Great American places series.; National Trust guide (Washington, D.C.)
Responsibility: Donald C. Jackson ; foreword by David McCullough.

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Among the 330 feats of engineering genius documented here are bridges found all over the United States, from Brooklyn to the Golden Gate and landmark dams such as the Hoover, Grand Coulee, Norris and  Read more...

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