Modern Examples of Road and Railway Bridges; Illustrating the Most Recent Practice of Leading Engineers in Europe and America

Modern Examples of Road and Railway Bridges; Illustrating the Most Recent Practice of Leading Engineers in Europe and America

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ... together the levels of their extremities were found to difi'er by a few centimetres only. The bridge was designed by MM. Cadiat and Oudry, and was wholly carried out by Messrs. Schneider and Co., of Creusot, who constructed not only the ironwork, but the masonry also, their engineer, M. Mathieu, being in charge of the work. The undertaking has been a decidedly successful one, and the bridge is probably one of the finest specimens of its class in existence. BRIDGE AT THE POINT DU JOUR, PARIS. PLATE LII. ' E give in Plate LII. views of the remarkable W bridge which carries the Chemin de Fer du Ceinture across the Seine at the Point du Jour. Of these views, Fig. 1 is an elevation of the river portion of the bridge; Fig. 2 is an elevation of the approaches on the right bank; Fig. 3 a. section of the same; and Fig. 4 a. part longitudinal section of the river portion of the bridge; while Figs. 5 and 6, on the following page, are sections of one of the river piers, the former being taken transversely, and the latter in the direction of the line of the bridge. The bridge at the Point du Jour, which was constructed from the designs of M. Bassompierre, engineer of the Ponts et Chaussees, and the engineer to the Chemin de Fer du Ceinturc, crosses the Seine below Paris, and, as will be seen by the engraving, it is built in two stories, the lower one consisting of five elliptical, and the upper one of thirty-one semicircular, arches. The five arches of the lower story have each a. span of 30.25 metres, or 99.2 ft. and a rise of 9.5 metres, or 31.16 fl: ., the shape of the arches being elliptical, and the thickness of each at the crown being 1.6 metres, or 5.25 ft. The sections, Figs. 5 and 6, on the next page, show the manner in which the filling...show more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236808851
  • 9781236808851