Historic Highway Bridges Of Michigan

Autore: Charles K. Hyde
Editore: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 0814324487
Grandezza: 16,81 MB
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Michigan's historic highway bridges are rapidly being torn down and replaced as they deteriorate or become unable to support increased traffic volumes and loads. While the state has the responsibility of providing safe bridges, historian Charles K. Hyde maintains that the state must also preserve many of these remaining historic structures to insure that future generations will have them to view and appreciate. In Historic Highway Bridges of Michigan, Hyde identifies Michigan's historically significant highway bridges within the broader contexts of American bridge design and construction in the 19th and 20th centuries. The book summarizes the improvement of highway bridge design in the United States and compares Michigan's experiences with national trends. To aid the reader interested in visiting the historic highway bridges of Michigan, regional maps show the location of bridges included in the text.

Spanning Washington

Autore: Craig E. Holstine
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Grandezza: 11,27 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 4793
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Designed first and foremost to be practical, bridges nevertheless are often breathtaking in their construction, combining function and aesthetics. The historic structures that span the Evergreen State's highways are no exception. These technological wonders are extraordinary by any measure, yet their stories have remained largely unknown. Conceived by visionary engineers and built by anonymous workmen, Washington's highway bridges are triumphs of skill, and played a significant role in the state's history. Several, at the time of their completion, attracted worldwide attention and the praise of professional engineers, influencing the course of bridge construction. In their quest to compile the first comprehensive history of the state's highway bridges, the authors poured through the extensive records at the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), collecting definitive documentation and photographs from across the state. This magnificent book, including more than 100 illustrations, represents the culmination of years of study by many individuals associated with WSDOT and the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (Olympia).

Great American Bridges And Dams

Autore: Donald Conrad Jackson
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Grandezza: 51,68 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 9484
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A Bridge Worth Saving

Autore: Mike Mort
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Grandezza: 64,46 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 6822
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Everything you need to know to save an old historic, truss-style bridge. The chapters are full of practical things: Sometimes this advice is offered in essay form. More often it is presented as to-do lists. In fact, the book begins with a comprehensive checklist of everything you need to know before you get started on saving a bridge. It's all here. There are even job descriptions for volunteers and interview questions for professionals who will need to be brought into the process. Useful case studies abound. An appendix of truss-bridge types gives prospective bridge-savers a useful starting point, and forty-one photographs give them a vision of the goal.

Michigan History Magazine

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Grandezza: 57,46 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 8420
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The Michigan Historical Review

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Grandezza: 33,29 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 2091
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Detroit In Its World Setting

Autore: David Lee Poremba
Editore: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814328705
Grandezza: 37,40 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 8867
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Culled from a wide variety of references, Detroit in Its World Setting is a timeline that offers readers a new appreciation of Michigan history by setting life in the Motor City in the context of world affairs. For each year, readers can follow the march of time in four categories-city and state events, national and world history, cultural progress, and scientific and commercial progress-that cover countless events over the three centuries since the city's founding as well as the people involved in them. Originally published in 1953, Detroit in Its World Setting has been revised and updated to mark the city's 300th birthday in 2001. Expanded coverage includes such subjects as women's achievements, the African American community, ethnic communities, city landmarks, and public education. No other book offers the opportunity to see the city's life in this sweeping context. As entertaining as it is informative, Detroit in Its World Setting is a fitting birthday present for the city-and its citizens.

Michigan Professional Engineer

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Grandezza: 24,38 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8646
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Tennessee S Survey Report For Historic Highway Bridges

Autore: Martha Carver
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Grandezza: 72,52 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 7281
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Bridges, from simple slabs to elaborate engineering marvels, have been both impediments and boons to mankind since ancient times. These fascinating structures allow us to criss-cross the country, yet we often take bridges for granted as we travel. What types of bridges exist in Tennessee? What is their history? Which bridge companies practiced in Tennessee? What is the significance of bridges around the state? In this publication, with historical context, narrative history, images, and drawings, Martha Carver, a historian with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), addresses those issues and explores an overall bridge history in Tennessee, up to the end of World War II. This publication details TDOT's state-wide survey of vehicular metal truss, timber truss, masonry arch, concrete arch, metal arch, and suspension bridges that have been or are currently located on highways It discusses the survey's findings, including: Historical context of road and bridge construction ; Bridge companies that practiced in Tennessee ; An engineering context ; Information on each bridge that has been determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. The survey reveals the existence of a surprising number of significant historic bridges and provides a foundation for their preservation. It also provides a detailed context of bridge history in Tennessee that will appeal to not only historians, but also to anyone who has wondered about the history of a bridge in their community. -- Book Jacket.