Ted Ruddock's Masonry Bridges, Viaducts and Aqueducts (Studies in the PDF

By Ted Ruddock

ISBN-10: 0860787516

ISBN-13: 9780860787518

For 2,000 years the main sturdy spanning constructions were equipped of masonry, and the surviving bridges of the Roman Empire have challenged grasp masons, architects and engineers to emulate and surpass them. Down the centuries, bridge-builders were commissioned by means of monarchs, bishops, councils of country, towns, deepest contributors and, extra lately, waterway and railway businesses. The reports amassed during this quantity concentration mainly at the bridges, viaducts and aqueducts themselves and the activities of the designers and developers, but additionally surround the political, financial and social contexts and results in their construction. well-known bridges in Britain, Italy, France, Iran and the us are all featured. Narratives of belief, layout and development predominate, yet there also are papers on building suggestions, at the research of documentary assets, and at the carrying on with seek by way of sleek engineers for passable clinical description of the energy and balance of arch bridges.

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