In the middle of the 19th century the leaders of the City of Quebec dreamed of a great bridge across the St. Lawrence River. It would link their city to the new railway lines developing along the south shore, giving Quebec a competitive edge in its long struggle with Montreal for commercial dominance. The width and depth of the St. Lawrence necessitated a bridge of unprecedented scale, and many of the best engineers of the time turned their attention to the problem. Three serious proposals for a bridge never materialized. ...

The Bridge at Quabec 2001, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN

ISBN-13: 9780253337610