Forth Bridge: Restoring an Icon

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Lily Publications, Apr 1, 2012 - Cantilever bridges - 128 pages
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One of Scotland's most iconic landmarks, the Forth Bridge, has recently emerged from a decade long restoration project. Constructed of steel, and immediately recognisable with its 'Forth Bridge Red' paint, the cantilever rail bridge has seen thousands of men working long hours in dangerous conditions. Taking you on a photographic journey through the final days of the restoration, we show you how this truly iconic bridge has been saved for future generations. Kieran Dodds shares his vision of the bridge and the men who worked tirelessly to restore it, through captivating and atmospheric photographs. Dr Ann Glen, geographer and economic historian, takes us from the very beginnings of the bridge through to the modern day restoration. You can read about the men who worked on this internationally acclaimed project and learn how they delivered incredible results in the most challenging circumstances.

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About the author (2012)

Ann Glen, a geographer who has taught at all levels of education, has a background in economics and economic history. She is the the author of many books on scotland and on railway history, and is a regular contributor to several magazines, including The Scots.

Andrew graduated with honors in history from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and was the recipient of a Lowden-Wigmore Prize for Legal Writing at Northwestern Schoolof Law. Research for this book has taken him to libraries in the U.S., the West Indies, England and Scotland.

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