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 ...

New York S Golden Age Of Bridges

Author: Antonio Masi
Publisher: Empire State Editions
ISBN: 0823240657
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Weekends are busier under the Verrazano-Narrows as cruise ships flow up and
down, usually docking at slips uptown on Saturday and Sunday mornings and
then shortly thereafter departing with fresh boatloads of revelers. Antonio surveys
the panorama of land, water, and bridge. To his left, traffic on the Belt Parkway
whizzes by, heading deeper into Brooklyn and toward Coney Island. The only
building that stands out along the path is the VA Hospital, located across from the
Belt ...

Mighty Mac

Author: Lawrence A. Rubin
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814318171
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This impressive photograph collection captures the struggles and the hardships, as well as the determination and the pride of the men who labored to build the Mackinac Bridge.

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 ...

The George Washington Bridge

Author: Michael Aaron Rockland
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813543754
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Some feel that he did this partly to put some distance between himself and
Robert Moses at the Triborough Authority, who had a tendency to draw Ammann
into unwanted political controversies.35 He would, however, continue accepting
assignments from both authorities on a freelance basis, including the Throgs
Neck Bridge, the Lower Level of the George Washington Bridge, and the
Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Whereas the Port Authority, under Ammann's
direction, had built three ...

Staten Island

Author: Daniel C. Kramer
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 0761858318
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The most important public policy event of the Maniscalco years was the decision
to build the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Maniscalco was quite right when he said
at the ground-breaking ceremony in 1959 that the “bridge's social and economic
influences cannot possibly be overestimated. Our population will increase; there
will come new industries, [and] finer residential sections.”50 At the time
Maniscalco spoke, the Borough's population was approximately 220,000 people;
 ...

Learning Basic Calculus

Author: Alexander Hahn
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387946061
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What is the safety factor built into the main cable? (These data, as well as the fact
that the tension in the cable over the center span at the towers is 54,000,000
pounds under dead load only and 64,100,000 pounds under dead plus live load,
were supplied by the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District,
San Francisco, California.) 1 9. The Tacoma Narrows Bridge ... The Verrazano
Narrows Bridge, New York City, was completed in 1964. It has two decks, a
center span ...

Super Structures

Author: Mark Denny
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801894360
Size: 26.30 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 ...

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 ...