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  • Michael Brady

On good footing

These are the footers in Megaprojects, a book I designed on the topic of large construction projects. It is 515 pages and 15 chapters. The pages are 8"x10" with a narrow photo across the bottom of every page (1½" x 16" on the spread). I changed the photo in each chapter. Most of them, as you can see, are related to land transportation.


Here is a list of all of them, from top to bottom:


Left

1. Opening spread of first chapter, showing the full size and layout of the page. The photo at the bottom is of the Galliard Cut (originally called the Culebra Cut) in the Panama Canal (series of photos forming a panorama view, from 1906)

2. Vasco da Gama bridge, Lisbon

3 and 4. Panorama of San Francisco, showng the Oakland Bay Bridge (far left of first photo) and the Golden Gate Bridge (right side of second photo)

5. The Millau Viaduct in south-central France. Two of the piers are taller than the Eiffel Tower.

6. New Chesapeake Bay Bridge show next to older bridge

7. River valley and construction village of the Grand Coulee Dam, shown at far left

8. Flood gates on the Thames in London


Right

9. The Göltzsch Valley Bridge, the largest brick bridge in the world

10. Sidney harbor with the Sydney Opera House and Harbor Bridge in the center

11. Verrazano Narrows Bridge in New York City

12. Øresund Bridge-tunnel between Copenhagen, Denmark, and Malmö, Sweden

13. Approach to the Gotthard Base Tunnel, a 35-mile rail tunnel through the Swiss Alps

14. The Itaipú hydroelectric dam on the Paraná River between Brazil and Paraguay

15. Panoramic view of the new Forth Bridge (left) and the original 1890 Forth Bridge (right), in Scotland

16. The Hangzhou Bridge across the mouth of the Yangtze River in China

17. The Interstate Highway Systems; this is a section from Oregon

18. Bullet trains in Japan

19. A section of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline

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