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Pittsburgh’s Bridges: Architecture and Engineering




Walter C. Kidney

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1999

This authoritative book on Pittsburgh’s most historic and architecturally impressive bridges reveals much about bridge construction and design. The essay and guide to 50 landmark bridges are handsomely illustrated. Archival photos show construction in progress, and in some cases, demolition. An album of memorable images by noted photographer Clyde Hare documents Pittsburgh bridges from 1950 to the present.

“[Walter Kidney’s] depth of knowledge, clarity of exposition, and keen eye for photographic quality coupled with good design and high quality reproduction, have resulted in a beautiful, readable book. For the [professional community], it is a sound resource and will open the eyes of the uninitiated to the richness of Pittsburgh’s Bridges, indeed to all bridges, as cultural artifacts.”

–Joseph Elliot
Journal of the Society of
Industrial Archeology, 2001

  • 252-pages, casebound; 11″x8.5″ (horizontal format)
  • 303 color and b/w photos
  • ISBN: 0-916670-21-X
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