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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 author and title.


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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 the World. 2003.
(BC3)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dupre, Judith. Bridges. 1997.
(BDU)

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

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

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)

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."

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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."

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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)

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

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".

Corbett, Scott. Bridges. 1978.
(COR)

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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)

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

"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.

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.

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

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

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

"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.

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

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)

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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!"

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.

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.

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

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

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)

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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".

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

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

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

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 --

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.

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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."

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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)

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

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

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."

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)

"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.

"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.

"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.

"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.

"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).

"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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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.

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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