The Bridge Author:Dic Gardner Here are the romance and excitement, the history and lore of great bridges and their builders--all a part of the authentic story of the building of one great bridge, the men who built it and the high school boy who helped. — Kirk Whitmore had grown up with bridges, but this bridge was special. For as he had grown out of boyhood, the bridge had ri... more »sen above the treacherous waters of the Narrows and had become a vital part of his life and of his dreams of a future as a bridge engineer. He knew all the men on the job, from his father through the staff of engineers on down to Huddie Longfoot, the giant Mohawk high steel man. He shared their dedication to the bridge--and shared their shock and the world's horror the day the bridge began to display an unheard-of and terrible weakness.
Kirk's friend Bob had poked a lot of fun at him about the bridge, and now it looked as though Bob would have the last laugh. But in the end it was Kirk and the builders who triumphed through a history-making discovery in the science of bridge building.
Dic Gardner has based his fictional story on the history of the famous Tacoma Narrows Bridge in the State of Washington.« less