FORTH CROSSING CHALLENGES AT QUEENSFERRY BEFORE THE RAIL BRIDGE . DEVELOPMENTS IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING. PROCEEDINGS OF THE FORTH RAIL BRIDGE CENTENARY CONFERENCE, HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY, ENDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, AUGUST 21-23, 1990. VOLUMES 1 AND 2

In this paper engineering challenges and improvements to crossing the Forth at or near Queensferry from c 208 to 1873 are identified and assessed. Attention is given to the practice of various civil engineers in the work contexts of harbours and ferries, tunnels, and road and railway schemes. More particular consideration ranges from the improvement of ferry landings by Smeaton, Rennie, Stevenson and Telford, to impracticable proposals for tunnels and bridges, and concludes with the railway triple challenge of Sir Thomas Bouch. The subject is necessarily set in a context of the evolution of structural practice and the whole constitutes a history of the Queensferry crossing from a civil engineering standpoint. (Author/TRRL)

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  • Authors:
    • PAXTON, R A
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00609483
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0-419-15240-7
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1991 12:00AM