Bridges rank high among the world’s most loved landmarks. In Amazing Bridges Marcus Binney looks at bridges great and small around the world, illustrating examples of all dates and types, from the most ancient to the modern. It includes everything from suspension bridges made of grass strung between mountain gorges to innovative feats of engineering such as the bridge over the River Tyne, Newcastle, which opens and closes like an eyelid.
Illustrating up to 500 bridges of all times and places, spanning the continents, Amazing Bridges tells the stories of bridges – the people who built them, their role in peace and conflict, as well as the triumphs and tragedies that have befallen them through history.
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As Architecture Correspondent to The Times Marcus Binney has followed the design and construction of some of the major bridges of our age, talking to the leading architects and engineers involved, including Santiago Calatrava, Norman Foster, Nicholas Grimshaw and Alan Spielmann as well as engineering practices such as Arups, Brown Beech& Associates, Flint & Neill, RPR and Mott MaDonald. As founder and President of SAVE Britain’s Heritage and chairman of Save Europe’s Heritage he has also taken a keen interest in the preservation and restoration of historic bridges.