Bridges: A History of the World's Most Spectacular Spans

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From New York Times best-selling author Judith Dupré comes a revised and updated edition of Bridges, her magnificent chronological tour of the world's most significant and eye-popping spans. Now in color and bigger than ever, Bridges covers thousands of years of architectural history, each bridge is gorgeously photographed "elevating the landmarks from mode of transportation to works of art" (Bustle).

Technological advances, structural daring, and artistic vision have propelled the evolution of bridge design around the world. This visual history of the world's landmark bridges has been thoroughly revised and updated since its initial publication twenty-five years ago, and now showcases well-known classics as well as modern innovators. Bridges featured include:

  • The Brooklyn Bridge (New York)
  • Danyand-Kunshan Grand Bridge (China)
  • Gateshead Millennium Bridge (England)
  • The Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco)
  • Zakim Bridge (Boston)
Including all-new photographs and the latest cutting edge work from today's international superstars of architecture and engineering, Bridges covers two-thousand years of technological and aesthetic triumphs, making it the most thorough, authoritative, and gorgeous book on the subject-as dramatic in presentation as the structures it celebrates. Breathtaking photographs capture the bridges' details as well as their monumental scale; architectural drawings and plans invite you behind the scenes as new bridges take shape; and lively commentary on each structure explores its importance and places it in historical context. Throughout, informative profiles, features, and statistics make Bridges an invaluable reference as well as a visual feast.

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Judith Dupre, New York Times bestselling author has written many books about architecture, including Skyscrapers, One World Trade Center, Churches, and Monuments. She consults on large-scale infrastructure projects and lectures globally on the built environment. She lives in New York. Visit www.judithdupre.com and www.OneWTCBook.com.
Linda Figg is President/CEO of FIGG Bridge Group, an international family of companies that designs, builds, and finances landmark and award-winning bridges. With construction values totaling over $14 billion, FIGG bridges have been completed, are under construction, or are being designed in 42 states and 6 countries. Linda is the only woman in the world to direct a major bridge company.

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"Judith Dupre captivates the eye, mind and imagination in this ode to the greatest spans and cantilevers of the world."―The New York Times

"A new book, Bridges, by Judith Dupré, showcases some 2,000 years of design from around the world, from Roman structures made of stone to modern versions of concrete and steel."―The Wall Street Journal


"Bridges, by Judith Dupré, represents the progression of bridge history and engineering in the past two decades, seen through the author's passion for fact-driven research and poetic writing."―Harold Bubil, Sarasota Herald-Tribune


"An unusual treat for lovers of impressive architecture."―Dayton Daily News

"'The unassuming poetry of bridges reveals itself to those who would see it,' Judith Dupré observes in the foreword to this splendid volume, which amply demonstrates her point."―The Inquirer

"A beautiful book, filled with images of stunning spans and information about their design, materials and stories."―St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Bridges by Judith Dupré is the tall, slim, totally re-vamped 20th-anniversary edition of the book that takes readers across bridges around the world, elevating the landmarks from mode of transportation to works of art (and, feats of engineering.)"―Bustle

"An astonishing union of technology and art."―Christian Science Monitor

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