Buy Your Book Today!
All proceeds from sales of books and posters go toward getting the remaining books left after the free distribution to Portland Public Schools and Vancouver School District into other area classrooms and libraries.
1005 West Burnside, Portland 97209
Book & Poster
The Big & Awesome Bridges of Portland & Vancouver—A Book for Young Readers & Their Teachers
Hard cover, 240 pages printed full-color on 100# paper and smythe sewn with reinforced binding—in other words, a book built to last as long as a steel bridge. Cost is $38 with further discounts to schools and libraries also available.
The "Big & Awesome" Map of the 22 Bridges Poster
Printed on 80# stock and meant to last. Two sizes: 12×18” and the classroom size 16×24”. The smaller poster retails for $8, the larger for $12.
The poster is currently available for purchase at the Portland area retail locations listed here.
Donate to Schools in Need
There are still many schools that have not received The Big & Awesome Bridges or that do not have enough books for all or even half of their third-grade students. To donate the cost of a book to a school of your choice, please use the button below to contact us regaurding donations.
The following people have donated one or more books to a school or library.
Allison Pyrch - Hart Crowser
Craig Dewey - Slickenside Consulting
Ruth Wilmoth - Columbia Geotechnical
Some Reasons to Donate
______________________* Your name is printed on a bookplate and posted in front of every book you donate, whether one or a dozen.
* Your name gets included in the list of “Better Trolls” above
* You will receive a handwritten thank you from The Bridge Lady
* Donate ten books and you get a free copy of Big & Awesome
* Your donation, whether one book or a dozen, is tax deductible
* Best of all, you will be introducing another reader to the big world of Portland’s & Vancouver’s awesome bridges!
David Douglas Alums
Dorothy L. Ayers
Donna Treadwell Coe
Hannah Goodwin Long
Carol Wigle Miner
Joan Wigle Stephensen
Schools and Libraries Home to One or More Book
Arbor School of Arts
Beaverton School District
Bethany Elementary School
Boeckman Creek Primary
Bonny Slope Elementary
Centennial School District
Community School at Ketchum
Errol Hassel Elementary
Hailey Community Library
Hillsboro School District
Jacob Wismer Elementry
MLA Charter School
Multnomah County Library
Oak Hills Elementary
Oregon Department of Transportation (Salem)
Oregon Episcopal School
Pioneer Montessori School
Portland Jewish Academy
Riverdale Grade School
Sauvie Island Academy
Tigard Public Library
Urban Tour Guide Library
Vancouver Community Library
Vancouver Regional Library
West Tualatin Valley Elementary
Glenn Jackson Bridge by Anna Dreher, age 8