ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF BRITISH BRIDGES


ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF BRITISH BRIDGES

DAVID MCFETRICH    Book Number: 91239    Product format: Hardback

Biblophile's favourites must be Tower Bridge in London and Pulteney Bridge in Bath, and you are sure to have your own from the 1,600 separate entries for individual bridge sites or related groups of bridges covering more than 2,000 different structures. This beautiful big picture book has more than 900 illustrations, mostly colour photographs plus diagrams in a readily accessible compendium. Bridges are examples of man's mastery of nature, from picturesque packhorse bridges to great spans stretching across broad estuaries, and the development of the technology that allows ever more audacious constructions is never-ending. Of the million or more bridges throughout Great Britain, David McFetrich has selected those significant for their design, construction or location or connections with people or events in history. There are 165 general entries about different types of bridge and such topics as collapses and failures, and a summary of about 200 record-holding bridges in 50 different categories. The Glossary covers Abutment through hyperbolic paraboloid to wrought iron, a list of abbreviations to common references like AB for Archaeology of Bridges, and each big glossy page has four to six entries, and two to four colour photographs throughout each letter of the alphabet. With satin pagemarker and sturdy quality binding, 444 very large glossy pages.
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ISBN 9781526752956
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