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Author McBriarty, Patrick T., author.

Title Chicago River bridges / Patrick T. McBriarty.

Publication Info. Urbana, Illinois ; Springfield, Illinois : University of Illinois Press, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource (345 pages) : illustrations (some color), photographs, tables
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Introduction -- The bridges of the main channel (from east to west) -- The bridges of the south branch (from north to south) -- The bridges of the north branch (from south to north) -- Chicago bridges by design type.
Summary McBriarty presents the untold history and development of Chicago's iconic bridges, from the first wood footbridge built by a tavern owner in 1832 to the fantastic marvels of steel, concrete, and machinery of today. It is the story of Chicago as seen through its bridges, for it has been the bridges that proved critical in connecting and reconnecting the people, industry, and neighborhoods of a city that is constantly remaking itself.
Subject Movable bridges -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Movable bridges -- Illinois -- Chicago River.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- Transportation.
TRANSPORTATION -- Public Transportation.
Movable bridges. (OCoLC)fst01715672
Illinois -- Chicago. (OCoLC)fst01204048
Illinois -- Chicago River. (OCoLC)fst01266798
Other Form: Print version: McBriarty, Patrick T. Chicago River bridges. Urbana, Illinois ; Springfield, Illinois : University of Illinois Press, ©2013 xii, 329 pages 9780252037863
ISBN 9780252097256 (electronic bk.)
0252097254 (electronic bk.)
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