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Patrick McBriarty

Patrick McBriarty delights in explaining to people that he lives under a bridge in Chicago.  Known for presenting to engineers, architects, historians, and children he provides kids STEM/STEAM workshops, school visits, bridge tours, and book talks sharing his knowledge and experiences from his first book the award-winning history Chicago River Bridges and subsequent children’s picture book series: Drawbridges Open and Close, Airplanes Take Off and Land, and City Railways Go Above and Below.  Both traditionally and independently published, he co-produced and narrated the PBS documentary Chicago Drawbridges.  A former business consultant turned author and historian, McBriarty holds a Masters degree in Economics from Miami University.