Bridging the Expanse: Episode 1 - The Wonder of Bridges
From the first log thrust over a divide, bridges have united us, facilitating our need to explore and our desire to extend our mastery of physics. In this episode we look at bridges built by pre-industrial societies around the globe.
New materials spark evolution for bridge design throughout the Industrial Revolution; as societies shifted away from agrarian lifestyles, towards industrial economies. It’s all about iron and steel and the building of railways.
The bridge building boom continues worldwide, with young engineers striving to innovate with bold, structures made with a shiny new metal. Undeterred by the Great Depression large infrastructure projects keep economies going.