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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 vanguard 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 impressive 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 contours greater than 225 illustrations of historic and extant bridges. Gardner information the advance of engineering and development thoughts (complete with a advisor to trusses) and strains the interesting politics and personalities at the back of the duty of making and keeping secure, and sometimes appealing, crossings.


Through arresting pictures and full of life narrative, Gardner makes a compelling argument for the price of conserving our bridges and the cultural background they convey and brings to lifestyles their significance in Minnesota’s previous, current, and future.


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


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

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