Where would we be in this world if it wasn’t for bridges? They connect people and places, and at a time like now, we need those connections to be strong and resilient. Bridges survive for centuries, a testimony to early engineers who built them, and they bring together people across divides.
My theme will explore the history of British bridges from the ancient Roman times to the modern ones. Most of my bridges will over water, but they are also those that carry trains and boats, as well as vehicles and pedestrians. As for the architects and engineers, they’ll be some famous names, and lesser known ones. Are bridges beautiful? I suppose it depends on where you stand, figuratively and literally. You can’t deny the beauty of the symmetry in many designs, the use of stone and iron, or the wings of cables in the suspensions.
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