Dan Cruickshank's Bridges

Author: Dan Cruickshank
Hardback: 384 pages
ISBN: 9780007318186
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Ever since man first toppled a tree in order to cross a stream bridges have served an important role in human travel and communication. In this fascinating book Dan Cruickshank charts the changes in bridge design and construction from Roman times to today's mega-bridges, whilst explaining the role of the bridge in human society. Lavishly illustrated and engagingly written this book is a joy to read.