Bridge building engineers at Hailey Elementary

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Hailey Elementary engineers hard at work

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Bridge building engineers at Hailey Elementary

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The eBooks Are Here!

Thanks to the hard work and contributions of many, many people, the first-ever textbook and now e-book on the historic bridges of Portland and Vancouver has arrived. Buy your copy of The Big & Awesome Bridges today!

The Big & Awesome Bridges is available for purchase by schools through OverDrive Sora. Public libraries can purchase the book through OverDrive Libby. Also, don’t forget to check your local library


See the bridge events calendar and find out how to book a bridge building workshop or BridgeStories presentation.

Learn more about the features and making of the The Big & Awesome Bridges.

Catch up on the latest interesting bridge news from around the world!

Press & Praise

St. Johns Bridge by Sammy Wright, age 8

Big and Awesome Bridges is a treasure!

Kathy Wolfley

Vancouver Public Schools Curriculum Specialist

What a fantastic book! Thanks for this labor of love.

Yu Mei Wang

Geohazards Engineer, Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries

Wonderful book. Great job.

Pearl Herkamp

President, Urban Tour Guides

What a cool thing for kids in our city (and adults)!

Travis Williams

Executive Director, Willamette Riverkeepers

Big & Awesome might have been written for young people, but there is information about the bridges of Portland and Vancouver that adults can learn.

Tim Hendrix

Manager, Wildish Paving Co., a Eugene-based company that has worked, so far, on the Glenn Jackson (couple times), Fremont (multiple times), Broadway, Burnside, Morrison (two times), Marquam (I-5), Tilikum Crossing, Ross Island, Abernethy, Oregon City, and the Gibbs Pedestrian Bridge

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