Systems of Military Bridges in Use by the United States Army: Those Adopted by the Great European Powers, and Such as are Employed in British India. With Directions for the Preservation, Destruction, and Re-establishment of Bridges

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D. Van Nostrand, 1863 - Military bridges - 226 pages
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Contents

PontonPlanks
35
Manner of Mooring Pontons
36
MooringBecket 87
37
BuoyLine 88
38
Description of Trestles
39
SideRails
41
Capstan
42
Tackles
43
PontonPaddles
44
Tools and Materials enumerated in Tables giving the Composition of Trains
45
COMPOSITION OF PONTON TRAINS XI OHARACTER OF BRIDGES 50 General Considerations
46
Reserve Train
47
Number and Weight of Carriages for Transportation of Train
49
INSTRUMENT AND STOREBOX
56
LTMBKRBOX OF FORGE FOR REPAIRS
58
XXm TOOLBOX AND CONTENTS
64
Number and Weight of Spare Harness CornSacks NoseBags c
67
TRANSPORTATION OF BRIDGE EQUIPAGE
69
TRAINWAGONS
75
Pa pAG
77
DraughtHarness
87
Par Pass
91
Weight of Wagon Parts
97
Pau Pag
99
Strength of Chesses
105
Strength of Pontons
106
Floatation of Middle AirChambers of Pontona
107
LOAD OF BRIDGE 101 Passage of Infantry
108
Passage of Cavalry 109
109
Passage of Artillery
110
Passage of Army Trains
112
CHAPTER V
113
Preparation of Approach and Debouche of Bridge
114
Throwing the Anchors
115
Inflating and bringing the Pontons into the Line of Bridge
117
Bringing the Balks and pushing the Pontons into their position
118
Attaching the MooringCable to the Pontons and lashing the Balks to the PontonPlanks
119
Bringing the Chesses and covering the Bridge
120
Lin DISMANTLING OF BRIDGE BY SUCCESSIVE PONTONS 116 General Description
121
Par Paoi
123
Manoeuvre of Bridge
129
Large Raft
135
i
136
TRESTLES
141
AUSTRIAN TRESTLEBRIDGE s Par Pag 168 Birago Bridge
145
Birago Trestle
146
Birago Balks 147
147
Duanes Trestle
148
Disadvantages of the Austrian System
158
LXXVLT SARDINIAN MILITARY BRIDGES 195 Bridge Equipage adopted in Piedmont
160
Pontons
161
LXXVm RUSSIAN MILITARY BRIDGES 202 Bridge Equipage adopted in Russia
162
Remarkable Ponton Bridges constructed by Russians
163
Balks
164
Canvas Pontons and Birago Trestles tried in United States
165
Abutments
166
Chesses
167
Transportation
168
Test of Bateau Bridge
169
Advantages of the French System
170
Pile Bridges of Napoleon at Vienna in 1809
171
French Bridge Equipages used in United States
172
Bateau
173
BRITISH MILITARY BRIDGES 226 Bridge Equipage adopted in Great Britain
174
Blanchards Modified Ponton
175
Ponton Rafts
176
Transportation
177
Blanchards Infantry Bridge
178
Defects of British Bridge Equipage
179
Balks I82 240 Chesses i82 241 Fowkes Bridge I82 242 Transportation
182
Advantages claimed for Fowkes System
183
CHAPTER X
185
Kelecs and BasketBoats of India
186
Bridges used by the Natives of India
187
Chuppoos
188
British BridgeEquipage used in India
189
Bombay Boats 190
190
Bridges constructed on the Sutlej in 1846
191
Bridge constructed on the Beas in 1846
193
CHAPTER XI
197
Passage of Infantry
198
Passage of Cattle
199
Precautions against Ice
200
Floating Estacade
201
Fixed Estacade
202
Position c of Estacades
203
Posts of Observation
204
CHAPTER XII
206
Burning Bridges
207
Breaking Bridges i
208
Forming a Breach
209
XO DESTRUCTION OF TRUSSED BRIDGES 281 Destruction of Piers
210
Destruction of Trusses
211
XOI DESTRUCTION OF ENEMYS BRIDGES 284 Destroying Bridges from a distance
213
XOU RESTORATION OF MILITARY BRIDGE3
216
Reestablishing communications
222

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