Cart
Free Shipping in Australia
Proud to be B-Corp

Brunel's Bridges John Christopher

Brunel's Bridges By John Christopher

Brunel's Bridges by John Christopher


$30.99
Condition - Very Good
Only 2 left

Summary

A celebration of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's great bridges marking the 150th anniversary of the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol.

Brunel's Bridges Summary

Brunel's Bridges: Clifton Suspension Bridge 150th Anniversary by John Christopher

Leaping across the Avon Gorge, the Clifton Suspension Bridge is a statement of Victorian bravado, ingenuity and engineering prowess. It was Brunel's first major commission, his 'first love' as he put it, and the bridge has become the city's most famous and iconic landmark. But its construction was far from straightforward and marred by a shortage of funds it was abandoned by the time of his death, only to be completed by his engineering colleagues as a memorial to their friend. Brunel expert John Christopher tells the story of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, and of his other most notable bridges including the Hungerford Bridge in London, the wide brick-built bridges that carried the GWR over the Thames, the iron bowstring bridge at Windsor, the wooden and masonry railway bridges at Bath and Bristol, plus the numerous timber viaducts and bridges, and culminating with the magnificent tubular iron bridges at Chepstow and Saltash.

About John Christopher

John Christopher has written and edited a number of books on Engineering, Military History and Railway and Road Transport, specializing in the life and works of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and being the series editor for Amberley's Bradshaw's Guides series. He has also appeared in Michael Portillo's Great British Railway Journeys television series. In between writing books, he is a balloon pilot and Land Rover fan. He lives in Gloucestershire.

Additional information

GOR006317938
9781445639956
1445639955
Brunel's Bridges: Clifton Suspension Bridge 150th Anniversary by John Christopher
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Amberley Publishing
20140615
96
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - Brunel's Bridges