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Bridges By David J Brown

Bridges by David J. Brown

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Bridges celebrates the technical and artistic achievements in the creation, design, engineering, construction, and social history of more than 100 great bridges from around the world.

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Bridges by David J. Brown

Bridges celebrates the technical and artistic achievements in the creation, design, engineering, construction, and social history of more than 100 great bridges from around the world. Organised chronologically to follow the stages in the development of bridge construction, each chapter has an introduction, followed by in-depth consideration of specially chosen exemplary bridges. "Vital statistics" are given for each bridge discussed, such as location, date of construction, designer, materials, dimensions, and so on, accompanied by an account of the creation of the bridge, including difficulties overcome, hardships, and disasters endured, solutions conceived, and innovations refined and perfected to provide the basis for future progress. The final chapter moves on to the dawn of the new millennium examining the latest, ground-breaking designs and unbuilt projects.

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A seductive blend of technology, history, facts, statistics, and visual poetry" The Independent on Sunday

About David J. Brown

David J. Brown is a qualified librarian and Publications Co-ordinator for Ove Arup Partnership, the international building, civil, and structural engineering consultancy. He has been with the Partnership for over 35 years and is the editor of their quarterly Arup Journal. He is also the author of How They Were Built, a book for children which looks at the development of structure and architecture through some of the great buildings of the world.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Chronology of Key Events; 1: Origins and The Ancient World; Structural principals; Defying gravity: the suspension principle; The Ancient World; Roman foundations; Roman aqueducts; Timeless arches: Rome's greatest stone bridges; The hidden legacy of Asia; 2: Renaissance to Enlightenment; Les Freres du Pont, the Rhone, France; The Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy; The Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic; Renaissance to Enlightenment; The Rialto Bridge Venice, Italy; Beyond Europe: Asia; Westminster: A new bridge for London, England; Perronet and the Pont de Neuilly, Paris, France; 3: The Industrial Revolution; The Ironbridge, Coalbrookdale, England; The Romans Reborn: Pontcysyllte, Wales; Spanning the Thames in Masonry: London, England; Replacing London Bridge, England; The First Rigid Suspension Bridges; The Menai Strait Bridge, Wales; The Grand Pont Suspendu, Switzerland; 4: Brunel and the Age of Heroic Engineering; The Britannia Railway Bridge, Menai Strait, Wales; Brunel's Timber Viaducts, England; The Hungerford & Clifton Suspension Bridges, England; The Chepstow Bridge, England; The Royal Albert Bridge, Saltash, England; The Tay Bridge Disaster, Scotland; The Forth Rail Bridge, Scotland; Moving Bridges: I; Moving Bridges: II Tower Bridge, London, England; 5: New World, Old and New Ideas; American Railroads and Trusses; The Wheeling Suspension Bridge, Ohio River, USA; Crossing Niagara by train USA; James Eads & the St Louis Bridge, Mississippi, USA; The Brooklyn Bridge, New York, USA; 6: The Many Shapes of 20th Century Steel; Disaster on Disaster: The Quebec Bridge, Canada; The Carquinez Strait Bridges, San Francisco, USA; The Howrah River Bridge, Calcutta, India; Hell Gate Bridge, East River, New York, USA; Australian & American Rivalry: Sydney & New York; The Renaissance of the Box Girder Europe; 7 Steel Suspension Bridges; The George Washington Bridge, New York, USA; The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, USA; The San Francisco Bay Bridges I USA; "Galloping Gertie", Washington State, USA; The Mackinac Straits Bridge, Michigan, USA; Verrazano Narrows Bridge, New York, USA; The Forth Road Bridge, Scotland; The First Tagus Bridge, Portugal; The Severn Bridge, England/Wales; 8: The Coming of Concrete; The Art of Robert Maillart, Switzerland; Tunckhannock Viaduct, Delaware, USA; Freyssinet & the Plougastel Bridge, Brittany, France; The Bridge Master of Oregon - Conde McCullough; The Birth of Prestressing; The Art of Prestressing; The Gladesville Bridge, Sydney, Australia; 9: Cable-Stayed Bridges; Lake Maracaibo Bridge, Venezuela; The Annacis Bridge, British Columbia; The Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, Dartford, England; The Skarnsundet Bridge, Norway; The Second Tagus Bridge, Portugal; Variations on a Theme; The Art of Cable-Staying: I 1960s-1980s; 10: The State of the Art; New River Gorge Bridge West, Virginia, USA; The Ganter Bridge, Switzerland; The Humber Bridge, England; The Pont de Normandie, Honfleur, France; The Ho

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