Modern Roads (Classic Reprint)

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Fb&c Limited, Feb 7, 2018 - Technology & Engineering - 350 pages
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IT is not proposed in this book to trace the history of road construction since the days of the Romans, this has been done by many writers and would serve no useful purpose.

Recent History of Roads. - The real history of the modern road commences only about 20 years ago, although previous to this date many attempts had been made to improve on the specification for the construction of what are known as Water bound Macadam Roads, which had been in vogue since the days of that great road engineer, Thomas Telford. The author had himself in the early eighties successfully treated the surfaces of gravel footpaths with ordinary coal tar and laid some considerable lengths of tarred macadam carriage ways with varying success. In his book, The Municipal and Sanitary Engineer's Handbook, published in 1883, he gave a description of this method of road construction, and in the 3rd edition, published in 1889, he gave a complete specification of tar macadam, the principles of which hold good to the present day.

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