Girder-making and the practice of bridge building in wrought iron

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E. & F.N. Spon, 1879 - 184 pages
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Page 97 - Then in broad lustre shall be shown That mighty trench of living stone, And each huge trunk that, from the side, Reclines him o'er the darksome tide, Where Tees, full many a fathom low, Wears with his rage no common foe ; For pebbly bank, nor sand-bed here, Nor clay-mound, checks his fierce career, Condemn'd to mine a channell'd way, O'er solid sheets of marble grey.
Page 12 - On account of the increased cost, whether rolled as bars or plates, it is best to avoid, as far as possible, the use of long strips from seven to twelve inches wide, especially if less than three-eighths of an inch in thickness.
Page 50 - These arguments, however, do not by any means cover the whole ground. In the first place, the...
Page 13 - IQ per cent., as well as the time. and cost of planing the edges of the strips, is saved.

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