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by Sharon Reier


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New York City boasts more spectacular bridges than any other city in the world.

New York City boasts more spectacular bridges than any other city in the world. From the Gothic stone arches and gossamer steel webbing of the Brooklyn Bridge (perhaps the greatest engineering achievement of the 19th century). From the Gothic stone arches and gossamer steel webbing of the Brooklyn Bridge (perhaps the greatest engineering achievement of the 19th century), to the Verrazano-Narrows - the world's longest suspension bridge when completed in 1964 - more than 75 bridges span the city's waterways. This book is a stirring text-and-picture tribute to these awe-inspiring structures. Beginning with Dutch New Amsterdam and continuing to the modern era and the achievements of legendary bridge builder Robert Moses, The Bridges.

New York City boasts more spectacular bridges than any other city. Beginning with Dutch New Amsterdam and continuing to the modern era and the achievements of legendary bridge builder Robert Moses, The Bridges of New York covers nearly 300 years of New York history and a century of accomplishments in modern engineering. At the time of construction, many of the bridges were considered breakthroughs in bridge-building technology.

New York City is home to over 2,000 bridges and tunnels. Several agencies manage this network of crossings, including the New York City Department of Transportation, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, New York State Department of Transportation and Amtrak. Many of the city's major bridges and tunnels have broken or set records. Opened in 1927, the Holland Tunnel was the world's first mechanically ventilated underwater vehicular tunnel.

NYC Bridges: The 11 Most Important Bridges Around New York City. Twenty-one of these NYC bridges connect Manhattan to other boroughs or New Jersey. Four span the East River, and 25 are movable

NYC Bridges: The 11 Most Important Bridges Around New York City. By Zachary Solomon Oct. 17, 2018. There are literally thousands of NYC bridges. Here are the 11 you need to know. There are a staggering 2,027 bridges in New York City, 10 of which have landmark status. Four span the East River, and 25 are movable. The first bridge, King’s Bridge, was built in 1693, demolished in 1917, and spanned Spuyten Duyvil Creek, since dredged to become part of the Harlem River, between Manhattan and the Bronx.

You’ve probably heard of this bridge, which funnels cars and trucks into the city from Fort Lee, New Jersey. Very terrifying to walk over, since it is so high, an experience I can’t really recommend.

Jan 7, 2020 - Opened in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge provides passage between Brooklyn and Manhattan for motorists, trains, bicycles and pedestrians

Jan 7, 2020 - Opened in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge provides passage between Brooklyn and Manhattan for motorists, trains, bicycles and pedestrians  . Opened in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge provides passage between Brooklyn and Manhattan for motorists, trains, bicycles and pedestrians. Certificate of Excellence.

Best of New York tourism. The majority of New York’s best-known tourist attractions can be found in Manhattan. Just south of Central Park, midtown – home to Times Square, Broadway and many iconic skyscrapers – has all the glitz and glamor of the city that never sleeps. Lower Manhattan is crammed with cool districts, including the West and East villages, the très chic Nolita neighborhood and the shopping destination SoHo. Many visitors spend their entire visit in Manhattan alone, but the city’s four outer boroughs have plenty of their own charm and things to do.

New York City, the bridges near 70 foot in diameter; it is, without exception, the greatest in England, some say it's as large as the Rialto at Venice, though I think no.

New York City, the bridges. Live Drive New York City Bridges. Building Wooden Bridges Timber Bridge Construction Crystal Beach Park York Bridge Concepts. Mott Hall Bridges Academy scholars visit Harvard near 70 foot in diameter; it is, without exception, the greatest in England, some say it's as large as the Rialto at Venice, though I think no. This bridge was dismantled between 1810 and 1818 to make way for the New Ouse Bridge, designed by Peter Atkinson the younger, completed in 1821.

New York City boasts more spectacular bridges than any other city in the world. From the Gothic stone arches and gossamer steel webbing of the Brooklyn Bridge (perhaps the greatest engineering achievement of the 19th century), to the Verrazano-Narrows — the world's longest suspension bridge when completed in 1964 — more than 75 bridges span the city's waterways. This book is a stirring text-and-picture tribute to these awe-inspiring structures.Beginning with Dutch New Amsterdam and continuing to the modern era and the achievements of legendary bridge builder Robert Moses, The Bridges of New York covers nearly 300 years of New York history and a century of accomplishments in modern engineering. At the time of construction, many of the bridges were considered breakthroughs in bridge-building technology.Grouped according to geography and economics — two prime considerations facing bridge engineers — the spans are described in a highly readable text that explains the design principles of cantilever, swing, bascule, and many other bridge types. Over 150 archival engravings and contemporary photographs document the splendor of such remarkable bridges as the Brooklyn, George Washington, Bronx-Whitestone, Manhattan, Queensboro, Triborough, and dozens of smaller spans.A section on bridge maintenance, a glossary, and charts noting each bridge's location, length, height, and other features complete this pictorial treasury — sure to delight engineering and architecture enthusiasts as well as anyone who has ever been astonished by the extraordinary scale and grandeur of New York's bridges.


Comments: (7)

Fato
Very informative and detailed. This book is a must have, for students of several backgrounds, and anyone interested in mechanical design and development of bridges, and the changes over time.
Ttyr
Wonderful pictures of the bridges. A great historical narrative that deepens one's understanding of NYC
Qutalan
I'm from NYC and now live in northern VA. Brought lots of memories, very informative.
Hugifyn
I just loved this book. I have been in my "New York mode" for quite some time, just living in the great city vicariously! Wish I could move back there, but can't afford it! A beautiful book, I highly recommend it. Beautiful pictures of the bridges and their history. A lovely look at New York's treasures.
Flas
Was a gift for a friend. The book appears to be complete with lots of historical data.
Rrinel
thanks
Dyni
Great book with tons of history about NYC and its early days not just its bridges.
The book explains how and when all of the bridges were built and the politics behind building them. As an ex-Long Islander I found it most interesting.
The Bridges of New York (New York City) download epub
Americas
Author: Sharon Reier
ISBN: 048641230X
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: Dover Publications; 1st edition (September 8, 2000)
Pages: 160 pages