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Boston's Bridges surveys...
Boston's Bridges surveys the city's spans, telling the story of their construction and tracking the evolution in design, materials, and construction techniques from the 1700s to the present. Drawing on previously unpublished images from the Massachusetts Department of Public Works, the city of Boston archives, and numerous other sources, Boston's Bridges is a vivid document of the city's bridges past and present. Written by an engineer-historian, Boston's Bridges will appeal not only to those fascinated by Boston's history but also to those with an interest in construction, civil engineering, and urban architecture.
This is almost exactly the picture book I was looking for while doing research on these bridges. It goes into more detail of bridges I'm not as interested in at the cost of bridges I was more interested in, but that's just me. I wanted more about the Harvard Bridge than I did about the 1950s era Charles River Crossing, but the author apparently considered I93 more significant. I can't argue since it's a personal preference.
Anyway, this book contains a lot of construction images of bridges which are no longer around as well as of bridges we can still see. It's consistant with the other books in its series, in that it applies a sepia tint to everything. I don't know if some of these images are in color or not, but the book series doesn't allow for it, even when the pictures aren't really that old.
I recommend this book to those interested in the Charles River and the towns along the basin, as well as in bridges as such.