THE GUINNESS BOOK OF STRUCTURES. BRIDGES, TOWERS, TUNNELS, DAMS

Structures from all parts of the world ranking amongst the civil engineer's greatest feats are described and illustrated. The following categories are included: (1) above ground: bridges, dams, towers, masts and tall buildings, clear spans within buildings. (2) below ground: tunnels and underground workings, excavation and dredging, foundations, ground engineering. (3) hydraulic works: harbours and canals, barrages and spillways, flood control and sea defence, hydro-electric power, pumping stations, irrigation, aquaducts, pipelines, water supply and treatment, main drainage and sewage treatment. Also included are notes on great civil engineers, and on great schemes such as civil engineering prototypes in China, flood prevention in the Mississippi Valley, the reclamation of the Zuider Zee, the Suez and Panama Canals, offshore Construction, the Sydney Opera House. /TRRL/

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    GUINNESS SUPERLATIVES

    ENFIELD, MIDDLESEX,    
  • Authors:
    • Stephens, J H
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 288 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00145398
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0 900424 281
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM