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"After reading Patrick McBriarty's impressive and thoroughly researched Chicago River Bridges, no one could ever again overlook or take for granted Chicago's bridges. Thanks to this comprehensive book--filled with a treasure trove of stunning photographs, drawings, and maps--we now know that designing, funding, building, operating, maintaining, moving, and rebuilding Chicago's bridges was vital to the development of the Windy City. To 'stacker of wheat' and 'player with railroads,' we must now add 'designer and builder of bridges.'"
--Greg Borzo, author of The Chicago "L" and Chicago Cable Cars
"This meticulously researched compendium of the city's bridges over the Chicago River. . . . will please both scholars and amateur enthusiasts. Recommended."--Choice
“Richly detailed and easy to navigate, Chicago River Bridges is a must for bridge enthusiasts and those with a strong interest in the city's history.”--Civil Engineering
"During the same years that architects invented the metal-framed skeleton skyscraper, engineers were working on a related problem: the design of the modern iron drawbridge. Patrick T. McBriarty's Chicago River Bridges gives these innovators their due recognition. Bridge enthusiasts and those who love the city will be fascinated by his careful attention to their design and history."--Journal of Illinois History