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Like by no means earlier than we're conscious of the an important position of bridges in our lives. The spans that warranted little observe are actually on the leading edge of public and political debate and we're reminded of the wealthy history-and the doubtful future-of bridging in Minnesota.

 

Historian Denis P. Gardner records and celebrates a variety of the state’s rural and concrete spans, telling the extraordinary tales in their building and impression on Minnesota lifestyles and tradition. From Pratt trusses to bowstring arches, wooden, Concrete, Stone, and metal describes approximately each bridge kind present in Minnesota, together with railroad spans, and lines greater than 225 illustrations of ancient and extant bridges. Gardner info the advance of engineering and development recommendations (complete with a consultant to trusses) and strains the attention-grabbing politics and personalities in the back of the duty of constructing and conserving secure, and sometimes appealing, crossings.

 

Through arresting pictures and vigorous narrative, Gardner makes a compelling argument for the price of keeping our bridges and the cultural history they bring about and brings to lifestyles their value in Minnesota’s earlier, current, and future.

 

Denis P. Gardner is an award-winning historian who has documented houses for the nationwide sign in of old areas and the historical American Engineering list. he's the writer of Minnesota Treasures: tales in the back of the State’s historical Places.

 

Eric DeLony is former director of the old American Engineering Record.

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