BRIDGES: THE SPANS OF NORTH AMERICA
Railroads loomed large in the early evolution of bridges. Widespread use of wood is peculiar to North America, because it was plentiful and the need for quick construction made use of this economical material mandatory. Iron bridges were built intensively between 1850 and 1890, but the absence of tensile strength of cast iron soon saw wrought iron take over. Trusses and suspension systems could use wrought iron. After 1860, steel was utilized. The text has details of many American bridges and their builders, along with extensive illustrations. For bridge builders, this volume constitutes a comprehensive history of major spans on this continent.
VIKING PRESSNEW YORK:
- Plowden, D
- Publication Date: 0
- Pagination: 326 p.
- TRT Terms: Bridge design; Bridges; Concrete bridges; History; Lift bridges; Structural design; Suspension bridges; Trusses; Wooden bridges
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; History; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00098065
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM