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Since the first moment that humans looked across to the other side of a stretch of water, we have been fascinated with bridges and their power to bring people together. Bridges have a special significance both for architects and the general public: they can evoke exhilaration, triumph, and fear. In over 200 colour pages, this new book attempts to find out why. 'Bridge', edited by the documentary film-maker Lucy Blakstad, is published to accompany a major BBC TV series, and also coincides with the re-opening of the Millennium Bridge in London. This structure, designed by Norman Foster and closed within days of first being opened in 2000 due to its high levels of movement, is one of the key case studies in the book. Also featured in depth are the Brooklyn Bridge, New York, which has carried millions of people over the water to Manhattan during its 120 year life; and the Mostar bridge in Bosnia, a victim of the war in 1993, and tragically bombed out of existence. 'Bridge' also includes studies of some of