Free Download The George Washington Bridge PDF - Writers Club

Free Download The George Washington Bridge PDF

Rutgers University Press

English - 198 pages - ISBN-10: 0813543754 - ISBN-13: 9780813543758

2/5 by 32 votes


Since opening in 1931, the George Washington Bridge, linking New York and New Jersey, has become the busiest bridge in the world, with 108 million vehicles crossing it in 2007. Many people also consider it the most beautiful bridge in the world, yet remarkably little has been written about this majestic structure. Intimate and engaging, Michael Rockland's rich narrative presents perspectives on the GWB, as it is often called, that span history, architecture, engineering, transportation, design, the arts, politics, and even post-9/11 mentality. Stunning archival photos, from the late 1920s when the bridge was built through the present, are a powerful complement to the bridge's history. Rockland covers the competition between the GWB and the Brooklyn Bridge that parallels the rivalry between New Jersey and New York City. Readers will learn about the Swiss immigrant Othmar Ammann, an unsung hero who designed and built the GWB, and how a lack of funding during the Depression dictated the iconic, uncovered steel beams of its towers, which we admire today. There are chapters discussing accidents on the bridge, such as an airplane crash landing in the westbound lanes and the sad story of suicides off its span; the appearance of the bridge in media and the arts; and Rockland's personal adventures on the bridge, including scaling its massive towers on a cable. Movies, television shows, songs, novels, countless images, and even PlayStation 2 games have aided the GWB in becoming a part of the global popular culture. This tribute will captivate residents living in the shadow of the GWB, the millions who walk, jog, bike, skate, or drive across it, as well as tourists and those who will visit it some day. First major book on the George Washington Bridge Full of amazing facts about the GWB that will surprise even bridge historians Includes over 30 spectacular illustrations, ranging from archival photographs of the building of the bridge to those that show it draped in an enormous flag after 9/11 Includes personal accounts of the author's adventures on the bridge

Reviews

64x64

Ben Thompson

Could not let the book down Sure not a literary master piece, but as one of the reviewers stated, it will keep you turning the pages.

Craig Simpson

Liked it very much

Ben Walker

Good book

Recent Books

Super Mario
Super Mario
Jeff Ryan
The story of Nintendo's rise and the beloved icon who made it possible. Nintendo has continually set the standard for video-game innovation in...
All About Jesus
All About Jesus
The story of Jesus comes to us from four different authors: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. In this book compiler Roger Quy has combined the four...
Stress in Dogs
Stress in Dogs
Martina Scholz
The study of stress in human medicine and psychology has taught us that stress can lead to the development of health problems, affect our...
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
N. Gregory Mankiw
Now readers can master the principles of macroeconomics with the help of the most popular introductory book in economics today that is widely used...
Fire in the Streets
Fire in the Streets
Kekla Magoon
What means more, shared values or shared blood? Maxie’s choice changes everything in this acclaimed companion to The Rock and the River.Bad things...
The Art of the Con
The Art of the Con
Anthony M. Amore
Art scams are today so numerous that the specter of a lawsuit arising from a mistaken attribution has scared a number of experts away from the...
The Astrology of Midlife and Aging
The Astrology of Midlife and Aging
Erin Sullivan
The first in-depth analysis of how an individual's natal horoscope reveals the unique challenges and opportunities of midlife. Between the ages...
Bizarre Crimes
Bizarre Crimes
Joe Rhatigan
The execution of the perfect crime can leave you flabbergasted, thrilled, chilled, amazed, or just downright impressed. But let’s face it: most...
Занятия по развитию речи во второй младшей группе детского сада
Занятия по развитию речи во второй младшей группе детского сада
Валентина Викторовна Гербова
В пособии представлены примерные планы занятий по развитию речи и приобщению...