Spanning the centuries

Spanning the Centuries – An anthology of essays reflecting the influence and heritage of Union Bridge to celebrate its Bicentenary.

Published by the Friends of the Union Chain Bridge and edited by the Friends’ Patron, Professor Roland Paxton, this book has been produced to celebrate the Bridge’s bicentenary. The book includes chapters on the Bridge itself; radar examination of its anchors; the Pontypridd works of Brown Lenox; the influence of the Bridge on the Brooklyn Bridge, New York and the Akashi Straits Bridge in Japan; the life and work of the Norwegian road-master George Johnson; the Union Bridge conservation project and outreach; the forthcoming restoration works and the reflections of a local resident on growing up beside the world’s oldest road suspension bridge.Visit the Friends of the Union Chain Bridge’s website to find out how to get a copy of the book and for information on their other publications.