Multcolib Research Picks: For the love of Willamette River bridges

The Portland Bridge Book
The Portland Bridge Book By Wortman, Sharon Wood (Book - 2006 ) 624.2 W879p 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Wortman offers technical information, history, and anecdotes for 12 bridges across the Willamette River, two across the Columbia River, and several railroad bridges in the Portland (Oregon) vicinity.

Bridges of Portland
Bridges of Portland By Bottenberg, Ray (Book - 2007 ) 624.2 B751bp 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Willamette River ferry service was available by 1853, but Portlanders had to wait until 1887 for a bridge. The first was the Morrison Bridge, followed by the Steel Bridge in 1888, the Madison Bridge was in 1891, and the Burnside Bridge in 1894. These bridges helped Portland grow from 17,600 residents in 1880 to 90,000 in 1900.

Multnomah The Tumultuous Story of Oregon's Most Populous County By Lansing, Jewel Beck (Book - 2012 ) 979.549 L295m 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Covers the history of Multnomah County. Includes detailed information on some of the Willamette River Bridges.

Walking Bridges Using Poetry as A Compass
Walking Bridges Using Poetry as A Compass Poems About Bridges Real and Imagined by 70 Poets, With Directions for Five Self-guided Explorations (Book - 2007 ) 624.2 W879w 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Poetry about bridges. Edited by Sharon Wood Wortman and Kirsten Rian.

Steel Over the Willamette
Steel Over the Willamette (Book - 2012 ) 624.24 S8138 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:A technical and social history commemorating the 100th anniversary of Portland, Oregon's Steel Bridge.

Portland's Maritime History
Portland's Maritime History By Harrison, Rebecca (Book - 2014 ) 979.549 H3217p 2014 Available in some locations

Annotation:Portland is not only the site of numerous marine terminals along the Willamette and Columbia Rivers but also home to much of our American maritime history. The city displays this maritime history along its beautiful rivers.

Bridges The Science and Art of the World's Most Inspiring Structures By Blockley, D. I. (Book - 2012 ) 624.2 B6519b 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation: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 and Tunnels
Bridges and Tunnels Investigate Feats of Engineering By Latham, Donna (Book - 2012 ) j 624.2 L3522b 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Explores the innovation and physical science behind bridges and tunnels, featuring illustrated, step-by-step instructions for twenty-five projects designed to help students learn about the engineering process.

Bridges By Simon, Seymour (Book - 2005 ) j 624.2 S596b 2005 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Introduces the three main types of bridges and includes examples from around the world. Great for young bridge enthusiasts!

Monsters Under Bridges
Monsters Under Bridges By Roellke Coddington, Rachel (Book - 2013 ) j ROELLKECO 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:In this unique guidebook, the reader is invited to take a tour of the bridges of the Pacific Northwest and meet the friendly monsters who live under them.

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Do you want to read books about our Willamette River Bridges? Are you an aspiring Bridge Pedaler? Do you have a third grader going to a Portland Public School? Are they part of your daily commute? Do you just absolutely love Portland's Bridges? Architecture! History! Engineering! And Beauty! Here are Multnomah County Library's picks of the best bridge books out there.

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