The Bridge

Author: Gay Talese
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1620409119
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Gay Talese, then early in his career at the New York Times, closely followed the construction, and soon after the opening of this marvel of human ingenuity and engineering, he chronicled the human drama of its completion-from the ...

Die Br Cke Von Coca

Author: Maylis de Kerangal
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518762508
Size: 25.70 MB
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In diesem Zusammenprall der Kulturen werden Kräfte ungeahnten Ausmaßes freigesetzt: Die Brücke von Coca registriert anhand der Stationen der Fertigstellung dieses Menschheitsdenkmals detailliert die Tricks der großen und kleinen Politik ...

Just Kids

Author: Patti Smith
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462301837
Size: 44.37 MB
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Just Kids erzählt die bewegende Geschichte zweier Seelenverwandter, die für und durch die Kunst leben, und entwirft zugleich ein betörendes Bild einer revolutionären Epoche.Als Patti Smith und Robert Mapplethorpe sich im Sommer 1967 in ...

The Brooklyn Bridge

Author: G. S. Prentzas
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438119402
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Its 693-foot (211-m) towers are 1.625 inches (4.13 cm) farther apart at their tops.
Because the bridge's center span measures nearly a mile, the builders had to
compensate for the Earth's curvature. The bridge's cables contain enough wire to
circle the Earth more than five times! When completed, the Verrazano-Narrows
Bridge was the world's heaviest bridge. It was built to carry a large volume of traff
c— today, nearly 200,000 vehicles cross the bridge every day. DUTCH NEW
YORK In ...

Halliday Physik

Author: David Halliday
Publisher: Wiley-VCH
ISBN: 9783527409204
Size: 56.63 MB
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Halliday de luxe - Lehrbuch und Losungsband zum unschlagbaren Setpreis!

Cold War America 1946 To 1990

Author: Facts on File Inc
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438107986
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The postwar era was a time of bridge building, and while size of bridges
depended upon need and surroundings, there existed a form of competition for
the longest span. To an extent greater than in prewar years, the suspension
bridge, with its massive moorings and undulating steel cables, remained the
favorite for long stretches. Bridge building otherwise produced several highlights
between 1950 and 1980. The Verrazano -Narrows bridge in New York,
completed in 1964, nudged ...


Author: Lynn M. Stone
Publisher: Rourke Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781589521353
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Presents information on how bridges are built, their history and various types, and gives specific examples of important bridges in North America.


Author: Walter A. Hazen
Publisher: Good Year Books
ISBN: 9780673586537
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The Brooklyn Bridge was designed to have lanes to accommodate pedestrians,
carriages, trains, and trolley cars. Its tolls were reasonable — a mere ten cents
was required for a horse and carriage to cross. Anyone driving a herd of sheep
over the span paid two cents per sheep, but a pedestrian gained access for only
a penny. New Yorkers in the 1880s loved the bridge, and they still do today.
Although the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, built in 1964, which links Brooklyn and
Staten ...

Super Structures

Author: Mark Denny
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801894360
Size: 72.37 MB
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His BronxWhitestone Bridge was also praised for its very slender deck-but here
Ammann had stepped over the line, and the bridge eventually required sti√
ening with trusses. Earlier, Strauss said that building a bridge was a constant war
against the forces of nature. Nature drew the line at the new generation of
slender suspension bridge decks. The collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in
Washington State in 1940 (described in the next section) was a disaster that all
bridge ...