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Bridging the border : the structures of Canadian American relations /
Robert M. Stamp.
imprint
Toronto : Dundurn Press, 1992.
description
157 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 23 X 29 cm.
ISBN
1550020749 :
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imprint
Toronto : Dundurn Press, 1992.
isbn
1550020749 :
catalogue key
3247739
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [152]-153) and index.
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"In this well-documented book, greatly assisted by a myriad of black-and-white illustrations, one vital ingredient is stressed--romance. It's amazing how much fun 'brass buttons' like bridges and tunnels can be to read about."
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Bridging the Border traces the long and interesting history of the many international bridges connecting Canada and the United States. The book provides a provocative look at the relationship between joint bridge construction projects and the building of Canadian-American relations. In so doing, it provides a social, political, and cultural approach to bridges, rather than a technical, engineering history.The book begins with the story of the construction of the Niagara Suspension Bridge in 1848 and ends with proposals for additional bridges along the Niagara and Detroit rivers in the 1990s. Along the way, it traces the development of all bridges and tunnels along the St. Lawrence, Niagara, Detroit, St. Clair, St. Mary's, Pigeon, and Rainy rivers, from Cornwall in the east to Fort Frances and Rainy River in the northwest.
Main Description
Bridging the Border traces the long and interesting history of the many international bridges connecting Canada and the United States. The book provides a provocative look at the relationship between joint bridge construction projects and the building of Canadian-American relations. In so doing, it provides a social, political, and cultural approach to bridges, rather than a technical, engineering history. The book begins with the story of the construction of the Niagara Suspension Bridge in 1848 and ends with proposals for additional bridges along the Niagara and Detroit rivers in the 1990s. Along the way, it traces the development of all bridges and tunnels along the St. Lawrence, Niagara, Detroit, St. Clair, St. Mary's, Pigeon, and Rainy rivers, from Cornwall in the east to Fort Frances and Rainy River in the northwest.

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