A Picture History of the Brooklyn Bridge

Author: Mary J. Shapiro
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486319237
Format: PDF, ePub
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Profusely illustrated account of the greatest engineering achievement of the 19th century. Rare contemporary photos and engravings and accompanying detailed captions recall construction, human drama, politics, much more. 167 black-and-white illustrations.

The Brooklyn Bridge

Author: Richard Haw
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813535876
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Bringing together more than sixty images of the bridge that, over the years, have graced postcards, magazine covers, and book jackets and appeared in advertisements, cartoons, films, and photographs, Haw traces the diverse and sometimes jarring ways in which this majestic structure has been received, adopted, and interpreted as an American idea. Haw's account is not a history of how the bridge was made, but rather of what people have made of the Brooklyn Bridge - in film, music, literature, art, and politics - from its opening ceremonies to the blackout of 2003."--BOOK JACKET.

The Brooklyn Bridge

Author: G. S. Prentzas
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438119402
Format: PDF, ePub
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Opened on May 24, 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge is widely considered the greatest engineering achievement of the 19th century. This vision of designer John Augustus Roebling would be the longest bridge ever built at the time. During the 14-year construction period, the project withstood city politics, numerous construction conundrums and accidents, and the death of Roebling. Standing as a prime example of American technological and architectural progress, this iconic suspension bridge remains one of the world's most recognized structures. Built to link Manhattan and Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Bridge remains the most popular bridge in New York, open to pedestrians and motorists alike. Today, more than 160,000 people cross the bridge every day.

The Great Bridge

Author: David McCullough
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743218310
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The dramatic and enthralling story of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, the world’s longest suspension bridge at the time, a tale of greed, corruption, and obstruction but also of optimism, heroism, and determination, told by master historian David McCullough. This monumental book is the enthralling story of one of the greatest events in our nation’s history, during the Age of Optimism—a period when Americans were convinced in their hearts that all things were possible. In the years around 1870, when the project was first undertaken, the concept of building an unprecedented bridge to span the East River between the great cities of Manhattan and Brooklyn required a vision and determination comparable to that which went into the building of the great cathedrals. Throughout the fourteen years of its construction, the odds against the successful completion of the bridge seemed staggering. Bodies were crushed and broken, lives lost, political empires fell, and surges of public emotion constantly threatened the project. But this is not merely the saga of an engineering miracle; it is a sweeping narrative of the social climate of the time and of the heroes and rascals who had a hand in either constructing or exploiting the surpassing enterprise.

Bridge Engineering

Author: Leonardo Fernández Troyano
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 0727732153
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A comprehensive review of how we create and maintain bridges - one of the most vital yet vulnerable parts of our infrastructure - and how we got where we are today, this title provides an authoritative reference on the state-of-the-art of bridge engineering world-wide, from local community footbridges to vast multi-modal crossings between nations.

Brooklyn

Author: Ellen M. Snyder-Grenier
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781592130825
Format: PDF
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Lavishly illustrated with prints, paintings, memorabilia, and objects from The Brooklyn Historical Society's unparalleled collection, Brooklyn! will bring every reader closer to the Brooklyn of legend and fact.

Denn ich h re die Delphine rufen

Author: Karen Hesse
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783423705424
Format: PDF, Docs
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In den Mangroven zwischen Kuba und Florida wird ein 11- bis 16jähriges Mädchen geborgen, das nach einem Flugzeugabsturz viele Jahre bei Delphinen überlebt hat. Wenn auch das Einpassen in die zivilisierte Welt scheinbar zügig voranschreitet, so zerbricht das Mädchen fast an der Sehnsucht nach dem alten Zuhause.

The Bridges of New York

Author: Sharon Reier
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486137058
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Stirring text-and-picture tribute to over 75 New York City bridges — among them the Brooklyn Bridge, Throgs Neck, Verrazano Narrows, Whitestone, George Washington, and other splendid structures.

The Lower East Side

Author: Ronald Sanders
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486238715
Format: PDF, ePub
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99 evocative photos chronicle evolution of immigrant neighborhood 1870s-1920 as Jewish immigrants arrive from Eastern Europe. Introduction.

Twenty one Elephants and Still Standing

Author: April Jones Prince
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 061844887X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Upon completion of the Brooklyn Bridge, P.T. Barnum and his twenty-one elephants parade across to prove to everyone that the bridge is safe.