What more can I say about The Great Bridge that hasn't already been said? Not all that much.
The men who engineered and built this bridge were amazing-courageous, brilliant and talented. Some might even say they were insane, as the working conditions down in the caissons were extremely dangerous. I didn't even know what a caisson was until I read this book and now that I know, my respect for these workmen and engineers has grown.
I thought this book would be dry, and some parts were, but I learned a lot. Perhaps the extensive portions about the celebrations when the bridge finally opened could have been cut a little bit, but that's my only complaint.
This was a fascinating account of a huge event in American and New York history and I recommend it.
Thanks to my local library for the audio of this book!