Great American Bridges and Dams

Wiley, 1988 - 360 pages
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 their role in the local region's socioeconomic development. These analyses are designed to demonstrate the significance of these structres in America's history. ISBN 0-89133-129-8 (pbk.): $16.95 (For use only in the library).

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Bridges and dams always stand out as key symbols of public works engineering; Daniel Schodek's Landmarks in American Civil Engineering (MIT Pr., 1987) identified many such prominent structures ... Consulter l'avis complet

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