On Monday, November 16, 2015, WYTV ABC 33 host Katie Dugan interviewed author Patrick McBriarty about his illustrated children's books Drawbridges Open and Close and Airplanes Take off and Land, the first two books in the PTM Werks Series while visiting the area. This aired Friday morning November 20.
WTTW Chicago Tonight Interview by Phil Ponce
On Friday, May 10, 2016, Patrick McBriarty was interviewed live on Chicago Tonight by host Phil Ponce about the great number 100 year old Chicago drawbridges as four bridges celebrate their 100th anniversary in 2016. By the end of the year 24 of Chicago's 60 drawbridges crossing the waterways will be 100 or more years old.
Mackinac Island Town Crier Interview with Stephanie Fortino
On Friday, January 15, 2016, Patrick McBriarty was interviewed by reporter Stephanie Fortino for the The St. Ignace News and Mackinac Island Town Crier and this article was publish on February 13, 2016 about his January Artist in Residence at Mission Point Resort and experience on Mackinac Island in winter.
WLS-AM 890 in Chicago Interview with John Dempsey
On Saturday, December 6th, 2015,John Dempsey on WLS interviewed Patrick McBriarty as part of Connected to Chicago with Bill Cameron (42:12 into the program), which regularly airs on Sunday evenings from 7-8 pm. This segment Patrick and John Dempsey talk about his books, Chicago's bridges and his children's picture book series. Listen to the interview right here.
On March 10, 2015, the Chicagoist ran an article on the Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge in Chinatown lauding its 100-anniversary, which includes several quotes from Patrick McBriarty's research on this bridge.
The Beachwood Reporter
In March, 2015, The Beachwood Reporter ran a nice article about author Patrick McBriarty's then upcoming talk at the Society for Midland Authors on his books and documentary on Chicago's bridges.
ABC 7 Chicago News reporter Frank Mathie
On May 14, 2014, Chicago ABC News Reporter Frank Mathie interviewed Patrick McBriarty as part of a segment on the 94th Anniversary of the opening of the Michigan Avenue Bridge. The event was spurred by the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum's celebration of the bridge, which included a bridge lift and birthday cake commemorating the anniversary.
Bridge Design & Engineering magazine review
The book Chicago River Bridges receives high praise in a review from the UK engineering magazine Bridge Design & Engineering. Editor, Helena Russell writes,
"The best non-fiction books come from authors who have a strong, potentially obsessive passion for their subject matter... the ones that make it into print are a delight: Patrick McBriarty's book in the Chicago River Bridges is no exception."
To download and read the entire review from the Issue No. 77 - 4th Qtr 2014 of the magazine click on the link.
WGN Radio 720 Interview with Mike Stephen
On Sunday, April 26, 2015, WGN Radio 720 host Mike Stephen interviewed author Patrick McBriarty about Chicago's fantastic bridges, his first book Chicago River Bridges, and latest work creating the PTM Werks Series of illustrated children's books. Click on the link to listen to this 18-minute interview.
WTTW Chicago Tonight Interview with host Phil Ponce
On Tuesday, April 14, 2015, Chicago Tonight host Phil Ponce interviewed author Patrick McBriarty about his first book Chicago River Bridges on WTTW Chicago Public Television Channel 11. Click on the link to watch this discussion of the importance of the bridges to Chicago (past and present) in this 10-minute interview.