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Chicago River Bridges

Winner of three book awards, Chicago River Bridges by Patrick McBriarty chronicles the development of Chicago’s amazing bridges from the very first wood footbridge, built by a tavern owner in 1832, to the fantastic marvels of steel and concrete crossing the Chicago River today.  A great primer on Chicago history through the lens of its bridges this is the story of how Chicago became the Drawbridge Capital of the World.  

Chicago River Bridges is now used as a reference book for engineers responsible for maintaining Chicago's fantastic bridges in the City of Chicago's Department of Transportation (CDOT).  What better endorsement could you have for a book written by a non-engineer for other non-engineers?

The Creative Werks of Patrick T. McBriarty

Member of the following Organizations:

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Children's Books

The PTM Werks Series of children's picture books is designed to inspire the designers, engineers, architects, trade folks, and bridge builders of tomorrow by introducing kids to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEM/STEAM Topics).  Dive into a world of fanciful animal characters, vehicles, air and watercraft to answer the "why" questions kids often have about the machines all around us. Recommended for Pre-Schoolers to 3rd Grade.