Books : reviews

Dan Cruickshank.
Bridges: heroic designs that changed the world.
Collins. 2010

Bridges define places. Their ability to inspire, transform and unite is unique, and their structural workings nothing short of incredible.

Dan Cruickshank’s stirring journey across bridges of the world is a transporting experience, one in which he shares the history, culture and construction and, infectiously, the sheer thrill of these heroic designs.

From the Roman Empire’s Pont du Gard to the incredible Millau Viaduct and other modern mega-bridges of tomorrow, and from structures which have pushed the boundaries of design to those which have been built to proclaim religious virtue, this is a fascinating, classic and passionate read on the most mighty of architectural traditions – the bridge.