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The great Cooper River Bridge
Annan, Jason, 1974-
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Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, [2002]

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xviii, 145 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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TG25.C36 A56 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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The Cooper River Bridge opened in 1929, and for the first time connected Charleston directly to the north. This volume is a complete history of the bridge, exploring how early 20th-century Charleston helped shape the bridge, and how the bridge subsequently shaped the city.

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Annan and Gabriel offer a delightful look at the historical, political, and geographical features of the Cooper River bridge, built in Charleston, South Carolina, more than 70 years ago. The book is thoughtfully organized and discusses the events behind the development effort through a brief description of both the geography and history of early-20th-century Charleston. The isolation of the "pre-bridge" communities demonstrates the bridge's importance beyond mere structural function. The chapter on the bridge construction is not highly technical in terms of engineering design or construction methods. Readers anticipating a detailed review of these technical areas will be disappointed, but the authors offer adequate discussion for laypersons. The postconstruction years are presented efficiently, with descriptions of the bridge's impact on the Charleston area. The book contains many photographs that complement the writing and will be enjoyed by every reader. It will be useful for undergraduate students interested in design, construction, or the societal impact of technology as well as those involved in engineering or structural history. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. All levels. T. Burns Cincinnati State Technical and Community College