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Lecture: The Bridges of Pittsburgh
November 12, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Transportation Engineer & Author
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
Join us for a lecture and book signing by PHLF Trustee Todd Wilson on how the challenging topography of the Pittsburgh area, with its wide river valleys, deep ravines and steep hillsides set the stage for engineers, architects and contractors to conquer the terrain with a variety of distinctive spans. Wilson is the author of a new book Images of America Pittsburgh’s Bridges.
Many of the region’s bridges were designed to be beautiful as well as functional, and it sometimes took unprecedented designs and distinguished engineers and architects to do so. The story of Pittsburgh’s bridges is an integral part of the history of Pittsburgh.
About the presenter: Todd Wilson is an award-winning professional engineer in Pittsburgh who has been photographing and writing about bridges his whole life. A transportation engineer, he is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and serves as History and Heritage Chair for the Pittsburgh Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
This lecture is free to PHLF Members. Click here for more information about PHLF membership and please join!
Book Discount for Those Who RSVP by November 9 (firstname.lastname@example.org; 412-471-5808, ext. 527): $20 for a signed copy of the book (cash or check only)
Books will be available for sale following the lecture at the retail price of $22.00.