Multcolib Research Picks: For the love of Willamette River bridges
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.
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.
Annotation:Poetry about bridges. Edited by Sharon Wood Wortman and Kirsten Rian.
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.
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.
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.
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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.