The Ambassador Bridge: A Monument to Progress

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Wayne State University Press, 1987 - Technology & Engineering - 250 pages
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Men of courage, faith, and ingenuity made the dream of a Detroit/Windsor bridge a reality. Author Philip Mason traces the history of the Ambassador Bridge from an early proposal for a seasonal bridge to be erected each winter to the construction of the present structure. Documented with historic illustrations and photographs, the book highlights the lives of the men who guided the fortunes of the bridge through the Great Depression, World War II, and numerous other crises.

Included is a list of bridge statistics, detailing general dimensions, steelwork and stone specifications, and a chronology of the bridge's construction.

 

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Contents

Experts and Dollars
82
The Cable Setback
119
Completion and Dedication
128
The Crash of 1929 and the Depression
139
The 1950s
168
The 1960s
178
The 1970s
195
The Necklace of Lights
211
Bridge Statistics
225
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About the author (1987)

Philip P. Mason is a professor of history at Wayne State University and the Director of the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Walter P. Reuther Library on the Wayne State Campus. A Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, he has written in the fields of Michigan history and labor history.

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