Bridge Books, Literature, Genres and Documentaries


New to the Chronicles is this page, a collection of books, documentaries and other literary genre that focuses on the topic of bridges. Regardless of historical, cultural or even preservationary aspects (just to name a few), this page features some reviews of works for readers to take a look at, while at the same time, provide some sources of inspiration through its many genre forms.  This page derives from the Book of the Month concept, which was introduced in 2013 via areavoices but was discontinued. The works profiled there have been included here, together with the latest installments from its revival of 2019. This is in the top half of the page; the bottom half consists of the other literary and genre forms that will show up sporadically in the Chronicles.  Keep visiting this page as there will be more to come.


Bridge Books, Podcasts, and Media Sources (2013-14; 2019- present)

The Bridges of Madison County

How to Fix Antique Historic Bridges- Film included

Löwenzahn and Bridges

Tour of the Bridges along the Rhine in NRW

Covered Bridges of Jennings County, Indiana (HIYBY)

Rebuilding the Blenheim Covered Bridge

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge

The Bridges of Schwarzenberg, Germany

Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena, CA

Die Letzte Klappe: The Herrenbrücke in Lübeck, Germany

Cleveland State University Bridge Building Album

The Spans of North America by David Plowden

Bridges of Stone, Wood, Metal and Concrete: The History of Minnesota’s Bridges  with interview with Denis Gardner

700 Feet Down- Documentary on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge (Galloping Gertie)

Bridges of Cleveland- Works of W. Watson. Cleveland University Collection

Why Bridges Collapse: A PBS Documentary

Waterways and Means: A History of the Waterways of Ireland by Brian Goggin

The Little Red Lighthouse and the Big Grey Bridge by Hildegarde Swift and Lynd Ward


Brooklyn Bridge Series:

Podcasts by Greg Jackson (History that doesn’t Suck), including interview with Infrastructure Junkies

The Great Bridge by David McCullough- Book Review by Essy Dean

The Engineer’s Wife by Tracey Enerson Wood- Book Review by Essy Dean

Interviews with: Greg Jackson !: Two-part series. & Essy Dean


Literature and Genre (2013-14; 2019-present)

The Bridge Builder- Poem

The Unknown Bridge

The Bridge by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Reflections by Norman Brydon

Hull Bridges

Imagine Bridges- Poem

The Bridge by Dorinda Duclos


Bridge Quotes and Useful Sayings:


Other Bridge Genres:

Under the Bridge by Jack Byrne

The Bridge at Drochaisling by Anthony Billinghurst

Bridge of Souls by Victoria Schwab

Hairpin Bridge by Taylor Adams

The Bridge on San Luis Rey by Thorton Wilder


Education about Bridges and the History of Bridge Construction and Infrastructure


Pocket Guide


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