The Bridge as a Connection

 
Why were the
bridges built?
 

The Bridge as Machine

 
How did they
build the bridges?
 

The Bridge as Art

 
Why do the bridges
look like they do?
  People of the Bridge
 
Who designed
the bridges?
Resources

The Bridges as Art

Why do bridges look the way they do?

Have you ever wondered what types of materials engineers use to create a particular bridge design? Bridges are graphic expressions of our culture. In these stories you’ll learn about bridge aesthetics, ornamentation motifs, artistic styles, and their relationships with the environment. Here you'll find a different "face" of the bridges. Discover their complexity in a creative way.

"Most Beautiful in the World"-- Art and the 1940 Narrows Bridge
Style for a New Span -- Artistic Trends and The 1950 Bridge

Art of the Bridges Continues

Watercolors
 

New Tacoma Narrows Bridge project web site





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