General Theory of Bridge Construction: Containing Demonstrations of the Principles of the Art and Their Application to Practice; Furnishing the Means of Calculating the Strains Upon the Chords, Ties, Braces, Counter-braces, and Other Parts of a Bridge Or Frame of Any Description. With Practical Illustrations
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