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With its dynamic design and oversized format, BRIDGES is as dramatic as the structures it celebrates. This visual history of the world’s landmark bridges, now revised and expanded since it was first published 20 years ago, features all-new photos and essays. Linda Figg, CEO of FIGG Bridge Group, provides an insightful introductory interview. Spanning 2,000 years of technological and aesthetic triumphs, BRIDGES stands as the most thorough, authoritative, and gorgeous book on the subject.

Bridges (2017) Black Dog & Leventhal. 176 pp, 250+ color illus., 9” x 18” Bibliography and index. Sixty-eight illustrated essays on spans from pre-history to the present day. Thematic chapters on covered, military and pedestrian bridges, and on catastrophes, bridges in the movies, and bridge lighting technologies.

For Bridges Inquiries 

Contact Kara Thornton, Publicist, Black Dog & Leventhal

Email   |  212.364.0537

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                                               The New York Times on BRIDGES

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"An astonishing union of technology and art."


Christian Science Monitor

"Illuminates the lyrical, catastrophic, utilitarian, and entertaining aspects of bridges, and the pull they’ve exerted on our collective and individual imagination . . . The book’s design, typography, and layout are architecturally exquisite."


Eric Delony, Industrial Archeology

One happy outcome of Bridges was meeting Linda Figg, president of FIGG Bridge Group, and now a friend and ongoing collaborator. For FIGG, I produced Bridging the Mississippi: The New I-35W Bridge, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 85 pp., 200 color photos, 2008. This step-by-step overview of the new I-35W Bridge design and construction was created for the communities impacted by the collapse of the I-35W Bridge. 


To purchase Bridging the Mississippi, visit FIGG.

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