Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers

Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers : February, 1877 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers: February, 1877 So, you see, I began my experience in engineering as an axeman, and having so well acquitted my duty in this, that it was thought I might succeed in a higher service. With some trepidation, this engagement was settled, and I occupied such evenings and other times as my daily avocations permitted, in the study of surveying, the art at that time regarded as the basis Of civil engineering; and on April loth, 1818, I started from Rome with a locating party consisting of about twelve per sons. All but the principal of the party, Mr. Roberts, set off on foot, having a wagon for our baggage and tents. The third day, after a very muddy walk, we reached Geddes, near Syracuse, and pitched our tents. Early in July, we completed the location to the Seneca river, at Monte zuma. I was now a regular rodman Of three months' experience. The party returned to Rome and was disbanded. There had been now, a large portion Of the middle division, (utica to Montezuma) put under contract, and several small parties, each with a Resident Engineer, was organized to direct the execution Of the work. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 109g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 13 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243163541
  • 9780243163540