Sunday, July 22, 2018
From huge viaducts to stone-built crossings, the world's most incredible bridges have been revealed in a mesmerising new book.
Simply titled Bridges, it charts a whole range of crossings, from the ancient to the futuristic.
They include the stunning 7.6-mile-long Vasco da Gama bridge in Lisbon, Europe's largest crossing, and the eye-popping 35-arch Pont du Gard aqueduct in France - Roman engineering at its most bombastic.
The tome also details a beautiful 17th-century wooden Japanese bridge, a bridge in Myanmar made from 1,086 pillars and a bridge in Bordeaux that has a vertical section that can be raised to allow ships to pass through.
The book, by David Ross, also explains how the technology of building bridges over the years has changed and how they have been catalysts for social change.
Posted by ASC at 9:38 AM