More praise for “The Life and Times of the Purdy Bridge”:


“One water crossing with four (as of this writing) generations of bridges, each with its own problems and its own solution. Whether you’re an historian, an engineer or just a lover of a good tale, this is one to read.”Barton Wolfe, Architectural Commissioner, Pierce County Landmarks & Historical Preservation Commission; Board Member, Key Peninsula Historical Society.

“Crisp writing style easily holds the reader’s attention from cover to cover. What a wonderful stroll down memory lane, especially for those interested in the history and photographs of the Key Peninsula.” Joseph R. Dervaes, Member, Pierce County Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission; Treasurer, Key Peninsula Historical Society and Museum, Vaughn, Washington.

“A marvelous job of researching all four of the historical Purdy Bridges, from prior to Washington statehood right up to the present time. His story is amply documented with local residential history and rare illustrations.” Don Tjossem, author, “Images of America: Gig Harbor” and “Images of America: Pierce County,” Longbranch, Washington.

“Through captivating storytelling and a treasure trove of historic photographs, The Life and Times of the Purdy Bridge offers a fascinating glimpse into the rich history of Burley Lagoon. A must-read for anyone who travels the Peninsulas.” Bruce Morse, Founder, Burley Lagoon Heritage Group.


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