Nonfiction Book Award Status: GOLD


When a famous bridge is scheduled to be torn down and replaced, people from all over gather to honor the beloved landmark. But to one woman, once a little girl, it’s more than just a bridge. It’s a friendly face and comforting structure she grew up caring about. When the busy bridge came down, she said farewell to her old friend before it got the break it deserved.

The Busy Bridge is a poetic book that shows the history of a bridge that outlasted its predicted life span, carried more weight than it was designed to, and even claimed the fame of being the longest bridge in the state. Though a new bridge with a new name took its place, it will always be referred to as the Tappan Zee Bridge.

A story creatively written for readers of all ages; discover how one bridge brought people together, carried physical and emotional “tolls,” and reminded travelers they were loved.

A heartwarming story that demonstrates how a simple smile or act of kindness can change a person’s life.

This is a true story about a real bridge.

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Author Bio

Shane Svorec is a lifelong writer, mental health advocate, and crisis intervention worker. Her humanitarian efforts span many organizations and missions, and her readers feel the pursuit of truth, understanding, and compassion in her writing. Shane resides in New Jersey with her husband, three children, rescue dogs, and chickens. She is an award-winning author of the number one new release, Broken Little Believer.