Good, but diagrams weak,
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This review is from: The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge (Touchstone Book) (Paperback)The book has 3 strands: the technical stuff, the financial dealings (and double-dealings), and the personal story of the bridge designer and his family.
It is a thorough evocative book, and I recommend it.
However, the technical side of the construction could have been better. For example, there are some illustrations in the book, but they are not referred to in the text. So, you find yourself puzzling over a paragraph in the text, only to come across a diagram 50 pages later.
Additionally, several topics (such as the initial linking of the towers with strands) really need diagrams to clarify the text. A few more pages of original diagrams would have been useful, to add to the old photos and sketches.