Douglas Coulter's collection of bridge maker's plates from wrought iron bridges of Illinois. Also features photographs of covered and iron bridges, and bridge postcards.
Discover how China's Song dynasty during the eleventh and twelfth centuries used the high arch "rainbow bridge" to solve the problem of spanning a fast-moving river without impeding boat traffic. Nova online.
English versus American Bridges
Discussion on the merits of English and American iron bridges. Published in the 1874 edition of the Railway Gazette.
Instructions on Modern American Bridge Building
Full text of George Tower's illustrated book first published in 1874.
A Treatise on Bracing With its Application to Bridges and Other Structures of Wood or Iron
Full text of Bow's 1874 publication.
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