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Patrick McBriarty

Writer, Author, & Bridge Historian, PTM Werks Inc. in Chicago United States

Patrick McBriarty is author of the award-winning history and photographic guidebook Chicago River Bridges (Oct. 2013) and the new children's books Drawbridges Open and Close (Oct. 2014) and Airplanes Take off and Land (April 2015) launching the PTM Werks Series designed to introduce kids to STEM topics by answering the “why” questions they often have about how the machines all around us work, that most adults struggle to completely answer. In addition with Chicago filmmaker Stephen Hatch they co-produced the documentary Chicago Drawbridges (April 2013), which has been broadcast on Chicago and Milwaukee Public Television. For more information checkout his author website: or the film website:

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Bridges and Books

@ VOL 34 ON JUN 02, 2015

Patrick McBriarty shares his passion for bridges, and how he turned his attention to writing books on the topic.

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Chicago @ Martyrs'
Jun 02, 2015