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Built to last : building America's amazing bridges, dams, tunnels, and skyscrapers / George Sullivan.

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Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library J 624 SUL (Text) 39206019697547 J Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 0439517370 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 128 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 x 32 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Nonfiction, [2005]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 122-123) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Early republic 1790-1850: Erie Canal -- Hoosac Tunnel -- United States Capitol -- Invention and discovery 1850-1910: Brooklyn Bridge -- Flatiron Building -- Transcontinental Railroad -- Hard times 1920-1940: Empire State Building -- Fort Peck Dam -- Hoover Dam -- Golden Gate Bridge -- Cascade Tunnel -- Golden Age 1950-1965: U.S. Interstate Highway System -- Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel -- Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Arch -- Sears Tower -- Megaprojects 1990-present: Central Artery/Tunnel Project -- City Tunnel No. 3 -- Further reading -- Web sites -- Index.
Summary, etc.:
Americans didn't let mountains stand in the way of trade with the American West--they tunneled right through them to make the Cascade Tunnel and Hoosac Tunnel. When water and power were needed, they built huge dams, such as the Fort Peck Dam and the Hoover Dam. Faced with water to cross, they built beautiful bridges, such as the Brooklyn Bridge and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. And the American character is best reflected by the building it invented, the skyscraper. Built to last profiles 17 architectural and engineering marvels, from the Erie Canal to Boston's Big Dig.
Target Audience Note:
950L Lexile
Subject: Civil engineering > United States > History > Juvenile literature.
Civil engineering.

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