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Bridges Spanning Western Washington

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Bridges Spanning Western Washington

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192 pages
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Jul 29, 2020
ISBN:
9781005303952
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The engineering subjugation of Western Washington’s waterways has enabled transportation access throughout topography as hostile to travel as the inclement weather. The diverse solutions employed to span the regions numerous water bodies has resulted in a hybrid combination of architectural era styling, pragmatism, and innovation.

Western Washington features a diverse landscape punctuated and sometimes isolated by the rugged Olympia National Mountain Range and Puget Sound. Over time, bridge material fatigue and evolving design advances have necessitated modifications and refurbishment to the original constructions. Architecture is organic and bridge technology has advanced at pace with other structural disciplines.

Western Washington’s bridges often lack the iconic stature and artistry as exhibited along neighboring Oregon’s coastline. Washington’s highway department cannot boast of a comparable designer like Conde McCullough within their history. The majority of spans appear simply functional extensions of their connecting roadways and border invisibility.

These bridges have seemingly suffered a disproportionate amount of destruction and reputation damage compared to their neighboring states. From Galloping Gertie’s 1940 Tacoma Narrows collapse to the 1990 pontoon sinkage of the Lacy Murrow Bridge, violent wind and rain have historically walloped certain crossings into oblivion. An accidental barge collision provided the necessary federal funding for the replacement West Seattle Bridge and serial Green River killer Gary Ridgeway designated the Meeker Street Bridge in Kent as his personal cadaver-dumping site.

Eventually following each unique misfortune and repair, operations have returned to normal. Residents of Washington are renowned for their resilience. They may complain about extended rain stretches, perpetual gray winter skies, and chill, but these adverse conditions are anticipated nuisances that must be endured. Their state bridges mirror this rugged survivalist mentality and resist the capricious temperament of the state’s weather patterns.

The state of Washington features over 8,000 lakes within its territory. Thirty-five rivers flow into Puget Sound and water comprises over 40% of the total area of the city of Seattle. Bridges are imperative. The profiled forty-one bridges represent many of the more prominent and recognized.

This edition celebrates their diversity of design and landscape symmetry. Each profile provides an overview of construction elements and dimensions, distinctive history, and approximate daily usage.

Lansat:
Jul 29, 2020
ISBN:
9781005303952
Format:
Carte

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Visual Artist, Writer and Photographer Marques Vickers is a California native presently living in the San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle, Washington regions.He was born in 1957 and raised in Vallejo, California. He is a 1979 Business Administration graduate from Azusa Pacific University in the Los Angeles area. Following graduation, he became the Public Relations and ultimately Executive Director of the Burbank Chamber of Commerce between 1979-84. He subsequently became the Vice President of Sales for AsTRA Tours and Travel in Westwood between 1984-86.Following a one-year residence in Dijon, France where he studied at the University of Bourgogne, he began Marquis Enterprises in 1987. His company operations have included sports apparel exporting, travel and tour operations, wine brokering, publishing, rare book and collectibles reselling. He has established numerous e-commerce, barter exchange and art websites including MarquesV.com, ArtsInAmerica.com, InsiderSeriesBooks.com, DiscountVintages.com and WineScalper.com.Between 2005-2009, he relocated to the Languedoc region of southern France. He concentrated on his painting and sculptural work while restoring two 19th century stone village residences. His figurative painting, photography and sculptural works have been sold and exhibited internationally since 1986. He re-established his Pacific Coast residence in 2009 and has focused his creative productivity on writing and photography.His published works span a diverse variety of subjects including true crime, international travel, California wines, architecture, history, Southern France, Pacific Coast attractions, fiction, auctions, fine art marketing, poetry, fiction and photojournalism.He has two daughters, Charline and Caroline who presently reside in Europe.

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The engineering subjugation of Western Washington’s waterways has enabled transportation access throughout topography as hostile to travel as the inclement weather. The diverse solutions employed to span the regions numerous water bodies has resulted in a hybrid combination of architectural era styling, pragmatism, and innovation.

Western Washington features a diverse landscape punctuated and sometimes isolated by the rugged Olympia National Mountain Range and Puget Sound. Over time, bridge material fatigue and evolving design advances have necessitated modifications and refurbishment to the original constructions. Architecture is organic and bridge technology has advanced at pace with other structural disciplines.

Western Washington’s bridges often lack the iconic stature and artistry as exhibited along neighboring Oregon’s coastline. Washington’s highway department cannot boast of a comparable designer like Conde McCullough within their history. The majority of spans appear simply functional extensions of their connecting roadways and border invisibility.

These bridges have seemingly suffered a disproportionate amount of destruction and reputation damage compared to their neighboring states. From Galloping Gertie’s 1940 Tacoma Narrows collapse to the 1990 pontoon sinkage of the Lacy Murrow Bridge, violent wind and rain have historically walloped certain crossings into oblivion. An accidental barge collision provided the necessary federal funding for the replacement West Seattle Bridge and serial Green River killer Gary Ridgeway designated the Meeker Street Bridge in Kent as his personal cadaver-dumping site.

Eventually following each unique misfortune and repair, operations have returned to normal. Residents of Washington are renowned for their resilience. They may complain about extended rain stretches, perpetual gray winter skies, and chill, but these adverse conditions are anticipated nuisances that must be endured. Their state bridges mirror this rugged survivalist mentality and resist the capricious temperament of the state’s weather patterns.

The state of Washington features over 8,000 lakes within its territory. Thirty-five rivers flow into Puget Sound and water comprises over 40% of the total area of the city of Seattle. Bridges are imperative. The profiled forty-one bridges represent many of the more prominent and recognized.

This edition celebrates their diversity of design and landscape symmetry. Each profile provides an overview of construction elements and dimensions, distinctive history, and approximate daily usage.

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