Ronald Yee publishes new book, ‘The Architecture of British Bridges’

Lecturer, Ronald Yee, has recently published his new book, The Architecture of British Bridges, in January 2021.

During the Industrial Revolution, Britain was at the forefront of bridge innovation. Pioneering designers such as George and Robert Stephenson, Thomas Telford and Isambard Kingdom Brunel created Britain’s rich bridge heritage that features many world firsts and we can learn much from their ground-breaking design.

Ronald Yee is an experienced bridge architect; this book introduces the importance of aesthetic consideration in the design of bridges and the value of learning from the past. A selection of over 250 photographs and illustrations outlines the evolution of British bridges and highlights the significance of key architectural examples that will be appreciated by both experts and students.

Ronald says, “I was commissioned by Crowood Press and it took just over a year of cycling around the UK and staying in youth hostels to research, photograph and write this book.”

Written for both experienced architects and bridge enthusiasts, this book offers a contemporary overview of how the best of British bridges marry aesthetic considerations with engineering ingenuity.