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Transporter Bridges- An Illustrated History


Transporter Bridges are a legacy of the closing years of the 19th century and the early years of the 20th, and served a brief but important need. The huge increase in road transport however quickly rendered them obsolete, and although many were planned, little more than 21 were ever completed across the world, five of which were in Britain. Just nine still stand in their original form and currently only five are currently still in use: one each in Spain and Germany, two in the UK, and one in Argentina. But is the transporter bridge about to undergo a surprising renaissance? Proposals exist for three new bridges, all in France at Nantes, Marseille and Brest to replace some of those lost during and after WWII. The book is illustrated in colour throughout, using hundreds of photographs, the author's own modern images and many historic photographs and postcards chronicling the construction and operation of these unusual structures.



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