By: Brian Solomon
ISBN Number: 978-0-7603-2527-8
160 Page Book
In this marvelously illustrated book sure to appeal to modelers and railfans alike, Brian Solomon presents the only completely illustrated history to tackle the development and evolution of North American railroad bridges. Solomon examines each major type of construction—trusses, trestles, viaducts, suspension bridges, and movable spans—as well as the men responsible for pioneering them, while explaining in layperson’s terms the principles behind each. In addition, iconic structures such as Hell Gate, Starrucca Viaduct, and Suisun Bay Bridge, are examined in detail. North American Railroad Bridges is illustrated throughout with landmark patent drawings, specially commissioned diagrams, and modern color photography from some of today’s top rail photographers, in a fitting tribute to the structures that are as essential to the continent’s railroading landscape as locomotives and rolling stock.
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