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This is not intended to be a thorough list of bridge references. I've assigned a short abbreviation to each reference. The abbreviations are used in the inventory. Click here to sort by abbreviation.


"A Century Old, The Wonderful Brooklyn Bridge" National Geographic May 1983.
(NG198305)

"A Significant Record." Engineering News-Record April 11, 1929.
(ENR19290411a)
  • Editorial calling for research into Mount Hope Bridge wire breakage reasons.

"Advancing Needs." Engineering News-Record August 11, 1927.
(ENR19270811b)
  • Editorial calling for bridges to be designed for longer-term needs using the Hudson River Bridge as an example.

"An Eyebar Suspension Span for the Ohio River." Engineering News-Record June 20, 1929.
(ENR19290620a)
  • A review of construction of the ill-fated Point Pleasant (Silver) Bridge.

"Belt Transport at Hudson River Anchorage." Engineering News-Record April 11, 1929.
(ENR19290411c)

"Design of 3,500-ft Suspension Bridge Across Hudson River." Engineering News-Record August 11, 1927.
(ENR19270811a)
  • Complete with one large foldout plate.

"Erection of the Quebec Bridge." Scientific American September 26, 1906.
(SA19060926)
  • Article with several large photographs detailing the construction progress of the ill-fated first Quebec cantilever.

"Eyebars for Cables." Engineering News-Record June 20, 1929.
(ENR19290620b)
  • Editorial.

"Hassard's Suspension Bridge." Spirit Of The Times August 9, 1845.
(SP18450809)
  • Article providing details of Hassard's truss system.

"Long Span Bridges" Scientific American Supplement January 6, 1900.
(SA19000106)
  • Six-page article with fantastic engravings of several bridges including four proposals for Hudson River crossings (Lindenthal's braced-chain, two enormous cantilevers, and a more traditional suspension bridge).

"McPhaul Bridge Marks 75th Anniversary." The Sun (Yuma, Arizona) December 17, 2004.
(YS20041217)

"Renewal Of Niagara Suspension Bridge." Scientific American July 16, 1881.
(SA18810716)
  • Article describing L. L. Buck's efforts to refurbish Roebling's railroad suspension bridge.

"Storm-damaged Bridge Closed." Honolulu Advertiser January 14, 2005.
(HA20050114)

"Suspension Truss Bridge." Scientific American June 8, 1872.
(SA18720608)
  • Article detailing "Diedrich's Suspension Truss Bridge" which appears to be just a slight variation on Bollman's truss. The article does not mention any bridges constructed using Diedrich's method.

"Technical Aspects of Cable Wire Breakage on Mount Hope Bridge." Engineering News-Record April 11, 1929.
(ENR19290411b)

"The Budapest and Manhattan Suspension Bridges." Scientific American September 9, 1905.
(SA19050909)
  • Article with fantastic full-page photograph of the "new suspension bridge" in Budapest.

"The Great Suspension Bridges Of The United States." Scientific American May 31, 1879.
(SA18790531)
  • Essentially a "Roebling showcase", as it only pictures/discusses Roebling-designed bridges.

"The New Bridge Over The Hudson River At New York." Scientific American May 2, 1896.
(SA18960502)
  • Article describing a proposal for a 3254-foot suspension railroad bridge crossing the Hudson near 58th Street. The bridge would have had 12 main cables, each 23" in diameter.

Adams, Julius W."The New Bridge Over the Kentucky River on the Line of the Louisville and Lexington Railway." The Engineer. June 5, 1857. Vol. 3.
(ENG18570605)

Adilardi, Alessandro, Salvatore Giacomo Morano, and Paolo Spinelli. Reconstruction of the Oldest Cable Wire Suspension Bridge in Italy "Leopoldus II" Proceedings of the First International Congress on Construction History, 20-24 January, 2003. Madrid, Spain. January, 2003.
(RLE)

Alex, William. Calvert Vaux, Architect and Planner. 1994.
(CVA)

Allen, Richard Sanders. Old North Country Bridges: An Album of Historic Spans of Wood, Iron and Wire in Northern New York State. 1983.
(ONC)

Arcila, Martha Torres. Bridges. 2002.
(BAR)

Aubele, Michael. "Lights to be Added to Hyde Park-Leechburg Foot Bridge." Valley News Dispatch January 16, 2005.
(VND20050116)

Axline, Jon. Conveniences Sorely Needed: Montana's Historic Highway Bridges 1860-1956. 2005.
(CSN)

Beckett, Derrick. Great Buildings Of The World -- Bridges. 1969.
(BDB)

Bennett, David. The Creation Of Bridges. 1999.
(COB)
  • Big fact-filled and photo-filled history of bridges. Heavy focus on the actual construction of bridges. Similar to David Brown's "Bridges". Several large foldout photos sometimes approaching wingspan of Judith Dupre's "Bridges".

Billington, David P. Robert Maillart's Bridges: The Art Of Engineering. 1979.
(RMB)

Billington, David P. Robert Maillart and the Art of Reinforced Concrete. 1989.
(RMA)

Black, Archibald. The Story of Bridges. 1936.
(SOB)

Boller, Alfred P. "Williamsport Suspension Bridge." Journal Of The Franklin Institute, Civil Engineering. April 1866.
(JFI186604)
  • Boller describes his recently (December, 1865) completed suspension bridge across the Susquehanna River.

Bonatz, Paul, and Fritz Leonhardt. Brücken. 1956.
(BRU)
  • Not the famous "Brücken" for which Leonhardt is better known. See BFL.

Bormann, Henry B. Bridges. 1934.
(BOR)

Boughton, W.H."The Monongahela River Suspension Bridge at Morgantown, W. VA." Engineering News September 18, 1907.
(EN19070918)

Bressey, C.H., and John Buchan. British Bridges - An Illustrated Technical And Historical Record. 1933.
(BRB)
  • Fabulous volume with photographs of more than three hundred British bridges.

Brody, Jeff."Indiana Bridge at center of preservation controversy." The State Journal Register (Springfield, IL) September 26, 1988.
(SJR19880926)
  • Newspaper article detailing the ongoing controversy over the demolition of D.B. Steinman's Sullivan-Hutsonville Wabash River bridge.

Brown, David. Bridges. 1993.
(BBR)
  • Good mix of photographs and history.

Browne, Lionel. Bridges: Masterpieces of Architecture. 1996.
(BMA)
  • Photographs with some historical information.

Bryant, Lorinda Munson. The Children's Book of Celebrated Bridges. 1925.
(MUN)

Buck, Leffert L. Report on the Renewal of Niagara Suspension Bridge. 1880.
(NSB)

Burr, William H., and Myron S. Falk. Design and Construction of Metallic Bridges. 1905.
(DCM)
  • Textbook treatment of bridge construction with heavy emphasis on truss and swing bridges.

Caplinger, Michael W. Bridges Over Time - A Technological Context for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Main Stem at Harper's Ferry, West Virginia. 1997.
(BOT)
  • Everything you ever wanted to know about the bridges at Harpers Ferry from the 18th century through the 20th.

Cassady, Stephen. Spanning The Gate. The Golden Gate Bridge. 1986.
(SPG)

Chaplin, N. and Kolesova, O.S. With Iron Tracings Richly Wrought... 1970.
(WIT)
  • Architectural survey of Leningrad (St. Petersburg). In Russian and English.

Chase, Susan Mulchahey. The Upstream Bridges. Friends of Wilmington Parks Newsletter Spring 1999.
(FOWP1999S)
  • Contains information about the Swinging Bridges in Brandywine Park in Wilmington, Delaware

Cherveny, Tom. "Granite Falls Weights Future of Pedestrian Bridge Linking East and West." West Central Tribune November 25, 2005.
(WCT20051125)

Cloutte, Bruce. Where Water Meets Land: Historic Movable Bridges of Connecticut. 2004.
(WML)

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Historic Highway Bridges In Pennsylvania. 1986.
(HHP)
  • This was the second most influential book in my budding interest in bridges (Plowden's "Bridges" was the most influential).

Concrete Publications Limited. Road Bridges In Great Britain. 1939.
(RBGB)

Conger, Roger N. The Waco Suspension Bridge - "First Across and Still Across.". 1992.
(WSB)

Cooper, James L. Iron Monuments to Distant Posterity - Indiana's Metal Bridges, 1870-1930. 1987.
(IMB)

Corbett, Scott. Bridges. 1978.
(COR)

Cortright, Robert S. Bridging: Discovering the Beauty of Bridges. 1998.
(BC2)
  • Wonderful follow-up to his 1994 "Bridging". Hundreds of photographs of bridges from around the world.

Cortright, Robert S. Bridging. 1994.
(BCO)
  • Almost entirely photographs. All color. Emphasis on Pacific Northwest.

Cortright, Robert S. Bridging the World. 2003.
(BC3)

Costello, Mary Charlotte Aubry. Climbing the Mississippi River Bridge By Bridge (Volume One). 1995.
(CMR)

Cotte, Michel. The Tournon-Tain Suspension Bridge: A Case Study in Technology Transfer and Innovation (1821-1825). Proceedings of an International Conference on Historic Bridges to Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Wheeling Suspension Bridge. 1999.
(TTSB)

Cuddy, Michael. Rehabilitation of the Wheeling Suspension Bridge. Proceedings of an International Conference on Historic Bridges to Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Wheeling Suspension Bridge. 1999.
(RWS)

Dale, Frank T. Bridges over the Delaware River. 2003.
(BDR)

Davis, Hon. Win. J. An Illustrated History of Sacramento County, California. 1890.
(IHS)
  • Pages 390-391. Describes purchase of suspension bridge at Folsom, California by Christian L. Ecklon (a local butcher) from "Kinsey & Whitely".

de Maré, Eric. The Bridges Of Britain. 1954.
(BEM)
  • Mix of photographs and brief historical information.

DeLony, Eric. Landmark American Bridges. 1992.
(LAB)
  • Focuses on historically significant American bridges.

D'Eon, B.G.F. The Angus L. Macdonald Bridge. 1954.
(ALM)

Department of Army Headquarters. Cableways, Tramways And Suspension Bridges. 1964.
(CTS)
  • Department of the Army technical manual detailing construction of structures for military use.

Department of Public Works City of New York. Brooklyn Bridge Technical Survey Final Report. 1945.
(BBTS)

Department of War. List Of Bridges Over The Navigable Waters Of The United States - 1927. 1927.
(LBN)

Dillon, Richard, Thomas Moulin, and Don DeNevi. High Steel - Building the Bridges Across San Francisco Bay. 1979.
(HST)

Drewry, Charles Stewart. A Memoir on Suspension Bridges. 1832.
(MOS)
  • Complete title: "A Memoir on Suspension Bridges, Comprising the History of Their Origin and Progress, and of Their Application to Civil and Military Purposes; with Descriptions of some of the most important Bridges; viz. Menai; Berwick, Newhaven; Brighton; Isle De Bourbon; Hammersmith; Bath; Marlow; Shoreham; Pont des Invalides at Paris; Pont D'Arcole; Jarnac; Tournon; Geneva, etc. Also an Account of Experiments on The Strength of Iron Wires and Iron Bars and Rules and Tables for Facilitating Computations Relating to Suspension Bridges."

Dupre, Judith. Bridges. 1997.
(BDU)

Fairhurst, William A. The Tay Road Bridge. 1966.
(TRB)

Fluhr, George J. Shohola, History of a Township. 1972.
(SHO)

Fornes, Mike. Images of America: Mackinac Bridge. 2007.
(MACB)

Forth Road Bridge Joint Board. The Forth Road Bridge - The Official Story. 196?.
(FRB)

Fowler, Charles Evan. Ideals Of Engineering Architecture. 1929.
(IEA)
  • This copy appears to have actually been signed by Mr. Fowler. Fowler certainly had much to say about bridges and many other texts quote him. He did design several actual bridges, but he is perhaps best known for several proposed large suspension bridges

Frankland, F.H. Suspension Bridges of Short Span. 1934.
(SSS)

Gasparini, Dario A., Justin M. Spivey, Stephen G. Buonopane, and Thomas E. Boothby. Stiffened Suspension Bridges. Proceedings of an International Conference on Historic Bridges to Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Wheeling Suspension Bridge. 1999.
(SSB)

Gies, Joseph. Bridges and Men. 1963.
(BAM)

Graf, Bernhard. Bridges That Changed The World. 2002.
(CTW)

Hadlow, Robert W. Elegant Arches, Soaring Spans: C.B. McCullough, Oregon's Master Bridge Builder. 2001.
(CBM)

Hallidie, Andrew S. "Improvements In The Construction Of Suspension Bridges" Great Britain Patent no. 994 [1867]. April 3, 1867.
(PAH994)
  • Hallidie states the nature of this invention is primarily "for the purpose of obtaining a maximum rigidity in the roadway and general structure."

Haupt, Herman. General Theory of Bridge Construction. 1851.
(GTBS)
  • This is a wonderful mid-nineteenth century snapshot of bridge building. It provides wonderful descriptions of contemporary theories and bridges. In typical 19th century fashion, the entire title of the book is General Theory of Bridge Construction containing Demonstrations of the Principles of the Art and Their Application To Practice; furnishing the means of Calculating the Strains Upon the Chords, Ties, Braces, Counter-Braces, and Other Parts of a Bridge or Frame of any Description. With Practical Illustrations.

Hayden, Martin. The Book of Bridges. 1976.
(MHA)

Hazel, Robert. The Day The Ship Knocked The Bridge Down. 2000.
(CCM)
  • Recollections of the destruction of the Chesapeake City, MD lift bridge (July 28, 1942) as the result of being rammed by a tanker.

Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. "Carlsbad Irrigation District, Avalon Dam," No. NM-4-B. 1990.
(HAERNM4B)

Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. "Lower Bridge At English Center," No. PA-461. 1997.
(HAERPA461)
  • Detailed study of the hybrid suspension-truss bridge at English Center. Appendix A provides a "partial list of suspension bridges in Pennsylvania."

Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. "Texas Suspension Bridges," No. TX-98. 2000.
(HAERTX98)

Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. "Verde River Sheep Bridge (Red Point Sheep Bridge)," No. AZ-10. July 1987.
(HAERAZ10)

Hobbs, Richard S. Catastrophe To Triumph: Bridges of the Tacoma Narrows. 2006.
(CTT)

Hoey, Dennis."Swinging Bridge Getting a Makeover." Portland Press Herald August 1, 2005.
(PPH20050801)

Holstine, Craig and Richard Hobbs. Spanning Washington. Historic Highway Bridges of the Evergreen State. 2005.
(SPW)

Hopkins, H.J. A Span Of Bridges. 1970.
(ASB)
  • Excellent book on this history of bridges, available at many libraries.

Hyde, Charles K. Historic Highway Bridges Of Michigan. 1993.
(HHM)

Irvine, H. Max. Cable Structures. 1981.
(CSTR)
  • Textbook treatment of cable-supported structures.

Jackson, Donald. Great American Bridges And Dams. 1988.
(GBD)
  • State-by-state sampling of bridges and dams.

Jacobs, David, and Anthony E. Neville. Bridges, Canals & Tunnels - The Engineering Conquest of America. 1968.
(BCT)

Jakkula, Arne Arthur. A History of Suspension Bridges in Bibliographical Form. Bulletin of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. 4th ser., v. 12, no. 7. July 1, 1941.
(AAJ)

Jervoise, E. The Ancient Bridges Of The North Of England. 1931.
(ANE)

Jodidio, Philip. Santiago Calatrava. 2001.
(SCJ)

John A Roebling's Sons Company. Construction Of Parallel Wire Cables for Suspension Bridges. 1925.
(CPW)
  • Dozens of spectacular photos detailing erection of the Bear Mountain Bridge's cables.

John A Roebling's Sons Company. Suspension Bridges - A Century Of Progress.
(SJR)
  • Collection of articles mostly from the Engineering News-Record and Wire Engineering.

Kashima, Satoshi, and Makoto Kitagawa. . "The Longest Suspension Bridge." Scientific American December 1997.
(SA199712b)
  • Article about the Akaishi-Kaikyo bridge.

Kemp, Emory L. Charles Ellet, Jr. and the Wheeling Suspension Suspension Bridge. Proceedings of an International Conference on Historic Bridges to Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Wheeling Suspension Bridge. 1999.
(CEJ)

Kemp, Emory L. . Samuel Brown: Britain's Pioneer Suspension Bridge Builder. History of Technology 1977. 1977.
(SBR)

Kemp, Emory L., and Beverly B. Fluty. The Wheeling Suspenison Bridge - A Pictorial Heritage. 1999.
(WHSB)

Kerrod, Robin. A First Look At Bridges. 1972.
(FLB)

Kidney, Walter C. Pittsburgh's Bridges - Architecture and Engineering. 1999.
(PBR)

Kingston, Jeremy, and Arthur Lockwood. How it is made - Bridges. 1985.
(HIB)

Kosowatz, John J. . "Building a New Gateway to China." Scientific American December 1997.
(SA199712a)
  • Articles about the Lantau Link (Tsing Ma) project.

Kramer, Carl E. Capital on the Kentucky: A Two Hundred Year History of Frankfort and Franklin County. 1986.
(HOF)

Kranakis, Eda. Constructing A Bridge. 1997.
(CAB)
  • Thorough and detailed, this book explores the simultaneous rise of suspension bridges in France and the U.S. focusing on Finley's chain suspension bridges and Navier's Pont des Invalides. Kranakis explores the cultural factors that influenced the enginee

Legge, Charles. Report on Proposed Railway Bridge over the River St. Lawrence, Coteau to Valleyfield; and Rail Connection of the Ottawa Valley with the New England States. 1873.
(LEG)

Leonhardt, Fritz. Brücken (Bridges). 1984.
(BFL)
  • MIT Press edition of his famous 1982 book.

Lester, Wellington F. The Bridges Of Lordville. 1992.
(BOL)

Lindenthal, Gustav. Old and New Forms of the Suspension Bridge: The Stability and Safety of the Suspended Arch. The Engineering Magazine: An Industrial Review December, 1898.
(ONF)

Mackay, Sheila. Bridge Across The Century - The Story of the Forth Bridge. 1985.
(BAC)

Mair, George. Bridge Down. 1982.
(BDO)
  • Overblown account of 'killer bridges' in the wake of the Sunshine Skyway disaster.

Mason, Philip. The Ambassador Bridge. 1987.
(AMB)

McConal, Jon. Bridges Over the Brazos. 2005.
(BRAZ)

McCullough, C.B., Glenn S. Paxson, and Richard Rosecrans. Technical Bulletin No. 18: Oregon State Highway Department. Multiple-Span Suspension Bridges: Development and Experimental Verification Theory.
(MSSB)

McCullough, David. The Great Bridge.
(GB)
  • Thorough account of the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Mensch, E. Cromwell. San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge. A Technical Description In Ordinary Language. 1936.
(SFOM)

Metz, Lance E. Personal email from Lance E. Metz to Wayne Grodkiewicz, "Pedestrian Suspension Bridge." May 13, 2003.
(WGE20030513)
  • In reference to the two pedestrian suspension bridges (Upper and Lower) at Easton, PA.

Middleton, William D. Landmarks On The Iron Road. 1999.
(LIR)
  • A tour of every important North American railroad bridge, tunnel, and related engineering feats.

Middleton, William D. The Bridge At Quebec. 2001.
(BAQ)
  • Highly recommended.

Miller, Shannon. Austin Bridge Company - The First 50 Years 1918-1968. 1974.
(AUB)

Miller, William J. Crossing The Delaware - The Story of the Delaware Memorial Bridge. 1983.
(CTD)

Mindell, Ruth, and Jonathan Mindell. Bridges Over The Thames. 1985.
(BTH)

Ministry of Communications of the People's Republic of China. A Guide to Chinese Bridges. 2003.
(BCG)

Mitchell, Monte."Winds blow up a record at Grandfather Mountain." Winston-Salem Journal January 28, 2006.
(WSJ20060128)

Mock, Elizabeth B. The Architecture Of Bridges. 1949.
(ARB)

Modjeski, Ralph et. al. The Delaware River Bridge - Final Report of the Board Of Engineers. 1927.
(DRB)
  • Measuring 21 x 12 inches, this enormous final report includes dozens of photographs, pages upon pages of engineering detail and dozens of plates including a 42-inch foldout of the bridge.

Monroe, Elizabeth Brand. The Wheeling Suspension Bridge Court Case. Proceedings of an International Conference on Historic Bridges to Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Wheeling Suspension Bridge. 1999.
(WCC)

Montens, Serge. Les Plus Beaux Ponts de France. 2001.
(BPF)

Moran, Barbara. . "A Bridge That Didn't Collapse." American Heritage of Invention & Technology Fall 1999.
(IT1999F)
  • An interesting article comparing the failure of the original Tacoma Narrows suspension bridge to the 'success' of the Deer Isle suspension bridge. I enjoyed the author's account of the harrowing experience of trying to walk across the Deer Isle bridge --

Morden, James C., and W. Bruce Leslie. . Falls View Bridges - History and Collapse, Niagara Ice Bridges - History and 1938.
(FVB)
  • 24-page booklet detailing collapse of the Falls View arch in 1938, but also includes information about the history of each of the suspension bridges at the same site.

Murray, Peter, MaryAnne Stevens, and Aschen Mikoyan. The Inhabited Bridge: past, present and future.
(INH)
  • In Russian and English.

Myer, Donald Beekman. Bridges And The City Of Washington. 1974.
(BCW)
  • History of bridges in the City of Washington and District of Columbia.

National Geographic Society. The Builders: Marvels of Engineering. 1992.
(BLD)
  • One chapter devoted to bridges.

Nelson, Gillian. Highland Bridges. 1990.
(HBR)

Normille, Dennis, and Frank Vizard. . "A Bridge So Far." Popular Science March 1998.
(PS199803)
  • Article about the Akashi-Kaikyo bridge.

O'Connor, Colin. Spanning Two Centuries: Historic Bridges of Australia. 1985.
(STC)

Oregon Department Of Transportation. Historic Highway Bridges Of Oregon. 1986.
(HHO)

Ostrow, Steven A. Bridges. 1997.
(BOS)
  • Almost entirely photographs.

Outerbridge, Graeme. Bridges. 1989.
(BOU)
  • Almost entirely photographs.

P.A.C. Spero & Company. Delaware Historic Bridges Survey And Evaluation. 1991.
(DHB)

Paxton, Roland A. Early Development of the Long Span Suspension Bridge in Britain, 1810-1840. Proceedings of an International Conference on Historic Bridges to Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Wheeling Suspension Bridge. 1999.
(EDLS)

Paxton, Roland. 100 Years Of The Forth Bridge. 1990.
(FBR)

Pearce, Martin, and Richard Jobson. Bridge Builders. 2002.
(BBU)

Pelkey, Rosemary Miner. Adirondack Bridgebuilder From Charleston - The Life And Times Of Robert Codgell Gilchrist. 1993.
(ABC)

Pelletier, Jean. Ponts et Quais de Lyon. 2002.
(PQL)

Peters, Tom F. Transitions In Engineering: Guillaume Henri Dufour and the Early 19th Century Cable Suspension Bridges. 1987.
(GHD)
  • An incredible book detailing the infancy of wire cable suspension bridges.

Petroski, Henry. Pushing The Limits: New Adventures In Engineering. 2004.
(PTL)

Petroski, Henry. Engineers Of Dreams. 1995.
(ED)
  • Wonderful biographies of Eads, Cooper, Lindenthal, Ammann, Steinman and many of their contemporaries.

Plowden, David. Bridges: Spans Of North America. 1974.
(BPL)
  • The best recent book on North American bridges. This is the book that got me interested in bridges.

Poindexter, Joanne. "Footbridge gets back into the swing of things." The Roanoke Times April 13, 2004.
(RT20040413)
  • Reports repairs to the James River Suspension Bridge at Buchanan, Virginia. "In early March, a VDOT bridge crew replaced a few floor beams and some timber railing. Workers also tightened a lateral cable that braces the bridge against the wind. The bridge reopened about March 11 [2004], said Bill Manning, a VDOT assistant resident engineer."

Polano, Sergio. Santiago Calatrava - Complete Works. 1996.
(SCP)

Pope, Thomas. A Treatise On Bridge Architecture. 1811.
(POPE)

Prebble, John. The High Girders: The Story of the Tay Bridge Disaster. 1975.
(THG)

Purcell, C.H. First Annual Report San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge. 1934.
(OBB1)

Quenby, Ron. Thomas Telford's Aqueducts On The Shropshire Union Canal. 1992.
(TTA)

Rankin, Joe. "Bond Would Pay For Bridge Repair." Kennebec Journal (Maine) April 10, 2003.
(KJ20030410)

Rastorfer, Darl. Six Bridges - The Legacy of Othmar H. Ammann. 2000.
(SIX)

Rayfield, Susan."Solid Footing For The Footbridge." Portland Press Herald October 19, 1999.
(PPH19991019)

Reed, Henry Hope, Robert M, McGee, and Esther Mipaas. Bridges of Central Park. 1990.
(BCP)

Reeder, W.C. The History of Warren County Ohio. 1882.
(HWCO)

Regan, Bob. Bridges of Pittsburgh. 2006.
(BOP)

Richards, J.M. The National Trust Book Of Bridges. 1984.
(NTB)
  • Nice survey of British bridges.

Richman, Steven M. The Bridges of New Jersey: Portraits of Garden State Crossings. 2005.
(BONJ)

Robinson, Holton D., and David B. Steinman. Bridges - Robinson and Steinman.
(BRS)
  • Portfolio of "a partial list of Bridge Engineering Engagements of Robinson and Steinman."

Robinson, John V. Al Zampa and the Bay Area Bridges. 2005.
(AZB)

Roig, Joan. New Bridges (Nuevos Puentes). 1996.
(NJR)

Rolt, L.T.C. The Severn Bridge: The Story of Its History and Construction. 1966.
(SEV)

Rolt, L.T.C. Isambard Kingdom Brunel. 1959.
(IKB)

Royal Commission. Quebec Bridge Inquiry, 1907, Vol. II, Minutes of Proceedings And Printed Exhibits. 1908.
(QBI2)
  • Unfortunately, I only own Vol. II of this extraordinary set.

Rubin, Lawrence A. Mighty Mac. 1958.
(MM)
  • "The Official Picture History of the Mackinac Bridge."

Ruddock, Ted. Blacksmith Bridges in Scotland and Ireland 1816-1834. Proceedings of an International Conference on Historic Bridges to Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Wheeling Suspension Bridge. 1999.
(BSI)

Sayenga, Donald. Ellet and Roebling. 2001.
(EAR)

Sayenga, Donald. Personal correspondence, "12 Early California Iron Wire Suspension Bridges." June 2001.
(DSL200106)
  • Early draft of a list of early California suspension bridges with citations as found by Mr. Sayenga.

Sayenga, Donald. Personal email, "Georgetown Chain Bridge." January 18, 2000.
(DSE20000118)

Sayenga, Donald. Personal email, "Lehigh Chain Bridges." February 28, 2000.
(DSE20000228)

Sayenga, Donald. Personal email, "North American List." January 16, 2000.
(DSE20000116)

Sayenga, Donald. Personal email, "Your List - Cont'd." April 3, 2000.
(DSE20000403)

Sayenga, Donald. Personal email, "Your List." February 3, 2000.
(DSE20000203)
  • Continuation of DSE20000118.

Sayenga, Donald. A History of Wrought-Iron Wire Suspension Bridge Cables. Proceedings of an International Conference on Historic Bridges to Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Wheeling Suspension Bridge. 1999.
(HWR)

Sayenga, Donald. Personal letter, untitled. April 14, 2003.
(DSL20030414)
  • In reference to the two pedestrian suspension bridges (Upper and Lower) at Easton, PA.

Schönhöfer, Robert. Die Haupt-, Neben- und Hilfsgerüste im Brückenbau. 1911.
(HNH)

Schodek, Daniel L. Landmarks In American Civil Engineering. 1987.
(LACE)

Schuyler, Hamilton. The Roeblings - A Century Of Engineers, Bridge-Builders, And Industrialists. 1931.
(TRS)

Scott, Richard. In the Wake of Tacoma. 2001.
(WOT)

Shank, William H. Historic Bridges Of Pennsylvania. 1980.
(HBP)

Sieber, Samantha. "Bridge Closure Separates Family Members." Bristol Herald Courier November 6, 2004.
(BHC20041106)

Sieber, Samantha. "Landmark Swinging Bridge Reopens." Bristol Herald Courier January 25, 2005.
(BHC20050125)

Simmons, David A. Personal email, "New Suspension Bridge." March 11, 2003.
(SME20030311)
  • Information about another John Gray bridge erected in 1853 in Delaware, OH.

Simmons, David A."There's an Important Survivor of Suspension Bridge Technology in Dresden" Ohio County Engineers News February, 1982.
(OCEN198202)

Simmons, David A. Light, Aerial Structures of Modern Engineering: Early Suspension Bridges in the Ohio Valley. Proceedings of an International Conference on Historic Bridges to Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Wheeling Suspension Bridge. 1999.
(EOV)

Smith, C. Shaler. Wind Pressures upon Bridges. Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers. May 1881.
(ASCE188105)

Soberg, Ralph. Bridging Alaska - From The Big Delta To The Kenai. 1991.
(BAK)

Steinman, David B.Architecture and Design June, 1954. Vol XVIII.
(ADDS)

Steinman, David B. A Practical Treatise On Suspension Bridges (Second Edition). 1929.
(PTS2)
  • Several new appendices and chapters including Steinman's suspension bridge inventory.

Steinman, David B. Famous Bridges Of The World. 1953.
(FBW)
  • This is a children's book by the famed engineer Steinman, but has quite a bit of text.

Steinman, David B. A Practical Treatise On Suspension Bridges. 1922.
(PTS)
  • Combination textbook and practical approach to engineering suspension bridges drawing heavily on Robinson and Steinman's experience and other examples.

Steinman, David B. The Builders Of The Bridge: The Story Of John Roebling And His Son. 1945.
(BOB)
  • Steinman's biography of John Roebling.

Steinman, David B., and Sara Ruth Watson. Bridges And Their Builders. 1941.
(BTB)

Stevens, Harry R. The Ohio Bridge. 1939.
(TOB)
  • Thorough account of the history of Roebling's Cincinnati bridge.

Strauss, Joseph B. The Golden Gate Bridge: Report of the Chief Engineer to the Board of Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge and Highway District. 1937.
(GGB)
  • Fellow collector of bridge-stuff Geoffrey Goldberg put it best, "It is so detailed that given this book and a couple billion dollars you could duplicate the bridge!"

Talarico, Wendy. . "Crossing Safely to the Other Side." Architectural Record March 2000.
(AR200003)
  • Case studies of four pedestrian bridges including I.M. Pei's Miho Museum footbridge, Rockefeller University Bridge, Lockmeadom Millenium Bridge, and the highly unusual and interesting Duisburg Pedestrian Bridge, a seemingly ordinary suspension bridge whos

TenBruggencate, Jan. "Kaua'i Visitors Take Risk On Damaged Footbridge." Honolulu Advertiser February 6, 2005.
(HA20050206)

The Highways Agency. The Appearance of Bridges and Other Highway Structures. 1996.
(AOB)

Thornton, Geoffrey. Bridging The Gap: Early Bridges in New Zealand 1830-1939. 2001.
(GAP)
  • Comprehensive treatment of New Zealand bridge history.

Transportation Research Board, National Research Council. Bridge Aesthetics Around the World. 1991.
(BAAW)
  • Collection of 23 articles by several authors including Fritz Leonhardt and David Billington.

Triborough Bridge And Tunnel Authority. Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Cable Spinning March 7, 1963. 1963.
(VNB)

Triborough Bridge And Tunnel Authority. Joint Study of Arterial Facilities. New York - New Jersey Metropolitan Area. January 1955.
(ARF)

Troitsky, M.S. Orthotropic Bridges Theory And Design. 1967.
(OBTD)
  • Textbook treatment of orthotropic bridges.

Tschemmernegg, Ferdinand and Hubert Brandstätter. "Austria's Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge." Structural Engineering International January 1997.
(ALPS)

Tyrell, H.G."Footway Suspension Bridge with Three Towers, at Easton, PA." Engineering News November 22, 1900.
(EN19001122)

Tyrell, Henry Grattan. History of Bridge Engineering. 1911.
(HBE)

Unger, Frederick Fleming. Old Bridges Of Franklin County [PA]. 1941.
(OBFC)

United States Department of Agriculture, and Tibor Latincsics. Design and Construction of the Pochuck Quagmire Bridge - A Suspension Timber Bridge. 1998.
(PQU)

United States Steel. Suspension Bridges. 1937.
(USS)
  • Guide compiled by subsidiaries of US Steel: American Bridge Company and American Steel & Wire Company.

Van Der Aa, Hans, and Donald M. Ripley. Gateway To The World - A Picture Story of the St. Lawrence Seaway. 1959.
(STL)

Van Der Zee, John. The Gate. 1986.
(GAT)
  • "The true story of the design and construction of the Golden Gate Bridge".

Van Norman, H.A."Bouquet Canyon Reservoir and Dams." Civil Engineering August, 1934.
(CE193408)

VDI Verlag. Wegbereiter Der Bautechnik. 1990.
(WDB)

Vogel, Robert M. Roebling's Delaware And Hudson Canal Aqueducts.
(RDH)
  • Thorough account of the construction of Roebling's Delaware & Hudson aqueducts.

Waddell, J.A.L. General Suggestions as to the Conditions Proper to be Required in Ordinary Iron Highway Bridge Construction. Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers. December 1883.
(ASCE188312)

Wakefield, Manville B. Coal Boats To Tidewater - The Story of the Delaware & Hudson Canal.
(WDH)

Ward, R.B."Construction Methods at Cajalco Reservoir." Civil Engineering June, 1938.
(CE193806)

Watson, Sara Ruth, and John R. Wolfs. Bridges of Metropolitan Cleveland. 1981.
(BMC)

Watson, Wilbur J., and Sara Ruth Watson. Bridges: In History And Legend. 1937.
(BHL)
  • Described in the preface thus "It is not intended that this be a treatise on the art or science of bridge building; it is, instead, designed to show the significance of the bridge in civilization, in the thoughts of man and in his art."

Wells, Matthew. 30 Bridges. 2002.
(THB)

West Cost Lumbermen's Association. Highway Structures Of Douglas Fir.
(HSDF)

Wheeler, David. River, Kentucky: The Abridged Version. Odyssey Fall 1999.
(UKODF99)
  • University of Kentucky publication. This article describes the new Forest & Preston Maxie "plastic" deck suspension footbridge, focusing on how the bridge has become a tourist attraction.

Whitney, Charles S. Bridges - Their Art, Science & Evolution. 1983.
(WHIT)

Whittlesey, Charles W. Crossing And Re-crossing The Connecticut River. 1938.
(CCR)

Wilson, Jim."Glass Bridges." Popular Mechanics December 1997.
(PM199712)

Wolfe, George F."Ohio River Suspension Bridge at Steubenville, Ohio." Engineering News-Record August 30, 1928.
(ENR19280830)
  • Article by George F. Wolfe of the Dravo Co.

Wood, Sharon, and Jay Dee Alley. The Portland Bridge Book. 1989.
(PBB)

Yi-sheng, Mao. Bridges In China: Old And New. 1978.
(BIC)
  • Thirty-nine pages of text followed by fifty photographs. Interesting information about all sorts of bridges in China.

Yunnan Provincial Communications Department. Bridges In Yunnan. 2000.
(BYU)


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