Historic Highway Bridges Of Michigan

Author: Charles K. Hyde
Editor: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 0814324487
Size: 20,52 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

Author: Craig E. Holstine
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Size: 13,38 MB
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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).

Historic Highway Bridge Preservation Practices

Author: William P. Chamberlin
Editor: Transportation Research Board
ISBN: 9780309068536
Size: 16,61 MB
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State Highways In Marquette County Michigan

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Editor: PediaPress
ISBN:
Size: 19,65 MB
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Michigan S Early Military Forces

Author: Le Roy Barnett
Editor: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 081434030X
Size: 10,56 MB
Format: PDF
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Michigan has long been proud of its military service, but many of its early accomplishments are unknown to most of the state's residents. This book fills the void in our knowledge by bringing together an impressive array of information on Michigan's armed forces from 1775 to 1860. Here we find the name rank, unit, and dates of service for all known Michigan men who served in the Revolutionary War, Indian Wars, War of 1812, Black Hawk War, Toledo War, Patriot War, and the Mexican-American War. Accompanying histories explain the reasons behind the conflicts and include maps showing all theaters of operations for Michigan troops. The in-depth accounts of the state's role in these hostilities often serve as the first serious and comprehensive studies of the contributions made by its citizens in these events. Ultimately, this book stands as a fitting memorial to the many men who took up arms on behalf of Michigan.

Michigan History Magazine

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A Bridge Worth Saving

Author: Mike Mort
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Size: 13,12 MB
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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.

Detroit In Its World Setting

Author: David Lee Poremba
Editor: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814328705
Size: 11,26 MB
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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.