Six Bridges: The Legacy of Othmar H. Ammann

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Yale University Press, 2000 - Technology & Engineering - 188 pages
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Othmar Ammann’s name may be unfamiliar, but the six magnificent New York City bridges he created are known to all - George Washington, Bayonne, Triborough, Bronx-Whitestone, Throgs Neck, and Verrazano-Narrows. Ammann’s long-span bridges came to define an epoch and shape the modern New York metropolis. This book examines the genius of Ammann and the special group of bridges he designed and engineered as part of the New York region’s interstate highway system. With more than 200 archival photographs, the book displays the physical transformation of New York, the development of long-span suspension structures, the construction process of each bridge, and the spectacular completed bridges.

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entirely pro-development and pro-expansion; needed a little more explanation of bridge/engineering terminology; unapologetically supportive of Ammann's work w/o regard to its consequences Read full review


The Bayonne Bridge 77
The Trihorough Bridge 93
The BronxWhitestone Bridge 11
The VerrazanoNarrows Bridge 135

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Darl Rastorfer is director of Projects in the Design Arts, Inc.

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