Author(s): HUDSON, Patrick
Bridges are one of the oldest, if not the oldest form of engineering in the history of mankind. This book for the first time presents a history of the best-known bridges in New Zealand, structures that were intended to be functional but which also have their intrinsic beauty of design and form, harmonizing with their environments.
From huge railway viaducts to simple but picturesque footbridges, this book portrays in words and 63 excellent photos (9 in color) the architecture and engineering behind 120 years of bridge building in New Zealand. Patrick Hudson relates the stories behind the impressive, and at times intriguing, structures, including the reasons for their choice of design and materials, personalities involved and general anecdotes.