Marshall gazed at the Golden Gate Bridge, then muttered, “Bridges that stand.” His remark was followed by silence, as he sipped his drink and ate a few peanuts. “What did you mean by that?” Eileen said and for the first time looked at ...
Author: James D. Folger
Marshall Sunder, bombardier of a WWII B-26 bomber, destroys the bridge at Bad Scheidel, in Nazi Germany. Assigned to the Army of Occupation at wars end, Marshall, and Kristine, a widowed German maid, fall in love The bridges destruction resulted in the death of Kristine's daughter and mother. Discovering that Marshall was the bombardier, she is shocked and unforgiving. Personal tragedies devastate the young flier: the death of one crew member, and the revengeful castration of another occur. Too, he believes that Kristine has been killed when her home is vandalized. Marshall is transferred home, and discharged. Enroute, he meets a war widow, Eileen, in San Francisco, and they commiserate, and enjoy near-erotic sex. At home, he is disenchanted with the family business. Knowing he has violated the Commandment, Thou Shalt Not Kill, he mourns the death of Kristine's child and mother. Visited by his co-pilot, Gary, he learns that Kristine wasn't killed, and is pregnant. Sure that he is the father, Marshall returns to active duty and goes to Germany, intending to marry Kristine, and discovers that her husband, thought killed, has returned.
Provides a review of the repair, maintenance and protection of concrete bridges. This book summarizes information from conference papers, research and technical reports, and others.
Author: G. P. Mallett
Publisher: Thomas Telford Publishing
Category: Technology & Engineering
Provides a review of the repair, maintenance and protection of concrete bridges. This book summarizes information from conference papers, research and technical reports, and others. It aims to increase the expertise of structural engineers and safeguard the investment. It presents solutions to the problems and pitfalls that engineers encounter.
However, the story of bridges goes beyond science and technology, and involves issues relating to artistic and cultural development. After all, bridges are built by people, for people.
Author: David Blockley
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Bridges touch all our lives - every day we are likely to cross a bridge, or go under one. How many of us stop to consider how the bridge stands up and what sort of people designed and built something so strong?Bridge building is a magnificent example of the practical and every day use of science. However, the story of bridges goes beyond science and technology, and involves issues relating to artistic and cultural development. After all, bridges are built by people, for people. Bridges can be icons for whole cities; just consider New York's Brooklyn Bridge, London's Tower Bridge, and Sydney's Harbour Bridge. Such bridges can be considered functional public art, as they have the power to delight or bean eyesore.David Blockley explains how to read a bridge, in all its different forms, design, and construction, and the way the forces flow through arches and beams. He combines the engineering of how bridges stand up with the cultural, aesthetic, and historical importance they hold. Drawing on examples of particular bridges from around the world, he also looks in detail at the risk engineers take when building bridges, and examines why things sometimes go wrong.
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Committee on the Liverpool and Manchester Railroad BillPublish On: 1825
Height of the road above the suffit of an arch ; and such a bridge could not stand. A stone cannot be made so flat as an iron bridge, so that such a bridge would be impossible. Has made observations on the necessary height of bridges.
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Committee on the Liverpool and Manchester Railroad Bill
Opportunity Knocks for the First Army Americans pushed forward to secure all the areas on the west bank of the Rhine, but news reports made it clear that the Germans allowed the bridges to stand only until their own troops had crossed ...
Author: Bruce C. Smith
Publisher: Indiana University Press
How World War II changed New Castle, Indiana. “This is a unique look at the war, far from the front lines, but equally impacting life on the home front.” —Bookviews.com The War Comes to Plum Street brings to life the Second World War through the eyes of a small group of neighbors from a Midwestern town. Bruce C. Smith presents their stories just as they happened, without explanation or interpretation. To experience the war as they did, insofar as it is possible, we must understand how they perceived everyday events and recognize the incompleteness of their knowledge of what was taking place in Europe and the Pacific. The inhabitants of Plum Street in New Castle, Indiana, resemble many other average Americans of their day. As we discover how they experienced those fateful years, these Americans may have something to teach us about how we live in our own turbulent time. “This remains a superb story. Bruce C. Smith has a wonderful eye for detail and a compelling perspective and voice. We care about this place and the people who live here.” —James H. Madison, author of Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana “The book is worth reading for what it offers about the emotional life of the times. Smith recognizes that in a small community and, more particularly, on a single street, lives are enmeshed . . . Ultimately, this book is deeply personal, but it reminds us that life is lived at a deeply personal level.” —HistoryNet.com
The aim of the Watching series is to draw attention to some of the very interesting items around us, things that perhaps we don't notice as much as we might.
Author: Edmund W. Jupp
Publisher: Intellect Books
The aim of the Watching series is to draw attention to some of the very interesting items around us, things that perhaps we don't notice as much as we might. The first was Bridge Watching, and when this was put ''on the Net'' it produced, to the surprise of the author, such a pleasant flood of e-mail that another was written, called Water Watching. This, too, was kindly received. So it was tempting to continue with the theme.Wherever we go we seem to meet bridges. Mostly we tend to use them almost without noticing them, except when we see a particularly striking example like the suspension bridge over the river Tamar in Devon. There is no attempt to cover everything about bridges, just enough to make a bridge a more interesting object for you, or your camera, or your paint-box. I do hope it will help you to enjoy bridges, wherever you see them. They are such nice comfortable things to watch, especially when you know something about them. As either a hobby or an intellectual pursuit bridge-watching has much to commend it, for people of all ages and persuasions. You don't have to pay a subscription. You can enjoy it on your own or in company, and weather is relatively unimportant. It doesn't need any special clothing or equipment. (If you like, you can use field glasses or cameras, and note-books; but they aren't essential). You need no training, no practice, no coaching. From all angles, bridge-watching is an attractive pastime, all over the world. Go out and enjoy these fascinating structures. You may find them addictive, in the nicest possible way.
The more modern historical incidents associated with this bridge stand quite unique as compared with those of all others , > BRIDGES OF VENICE , & c . ' In the ancient city of Venice there are many bridges , but two are of special note ...
In this informative text, readers delve into the world of bridges, their history, the various types, and the people who build and maintain them.
Author: Charlotte Taylor
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
No aspect of infrastructure is quite as diverse as bridges. They may be simple or complex, ancient or modern, beautiful or plain. One trait that bridges do share is that they help people get where they're going, making them essential to a society on the move. In this informative text, readers delve into the world of bridges, their history, the various types, and the people who build and maintain them. Full-color photographs, fascinating stories, and fun facts add interest as readers get to know more about these feats of engineering and their role, past, present, and future, in our world.
A few of those scenic bridges are still standing today. Truckers had to beware though because there was a fairly sharp corner on the south approach. In later years, when longer truck-and-trailer units started to appear, ...
Author: Douglas Lowell Jack
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This book begins with the story of how one American family found their own way into being part of the national pre-occupation with Soviet aggression during the 1950s. They acquired their own bomb-shelter in the form of a 1500-foot long underground tunnel. This tunnel was bored into a mountainside in central Nevada USA for the purpose of mining radio-active Uranium ore. The general idea was that everyone went underground before a nuclear attack. After some time went by, they would then all emerge out into the bright sunshine; start everything back up again; put the coffee on and life would be good...minus the evil Soviet Union! There were so many deadly rattlesnakes in the area, they even considered sending a few of them in to the authorities along with the Uranium orders, just to liven things up a bit! Maybe just the threat of dropping a whole bomb-load of angry rattlesnakes on the Russians would have been enough! Who knows! Before this Nevada adventure they had been gold mining in the snow-filled, rugged mountains of Idaho State. This saga also included, at one point, having to be rescued by the US Airforce! Even before all of that occurred, the head of the family had spent 10 years in Alaska as a mining man and a bush pilot. The whole chapter of his Alaskan arctic adventures reads almost like something out of an Errol Flynn movie! The family then moved to the isolated and remote interior of British Columbia, Canada, where a whole new endeavour in placer- gold mining and pioneer living, was begun. Airplanes and bush pilots became a big part of those stories, as well! This book was written by the oldest son of the family and contains first-hand, exciting, informative and entertaining glimpses into a way of life in North America that is rapidly disappearing. Hopefully, for the older readers, these stories will surely bring back vibrant memories of their own past adventures and for the younger readers, this book will be a call to action to find and live their own dreams. Through it all, this family definitely had their share of: Rattlesnakes, Airplanes and Gold