Ch. 1 History and Basic Concepts of Bridges

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Click to edit Master subtitle style History and Basic Concepts Bridges and History Water Crossings Roman Times Clear Span Building The oldest Bridge Bridges Today Golden Gate Bridge Bridge between Toe of Italy and Sicily John A. Roebling Bridge, Covington, KY
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1.1 Historic Perspective o Ancient human Skills o Humans struggled to survive o Use of natural materials o Socially became more organized n The Pyramids, Greek Temples, Great Wall of China, Taj Majal, etc. o Modern Times n Brooklyn bridge, Panama Canal – People problems The Parthenon in Athens
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1.2 Great Captains of Construction o The Roebling Family o Concept of cable- supported suspension bridge o Washington Roebling o Mysterious illness of Washington Roebling o Emily Washington John A. Roebling Brooklyn Bridge
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1.3 Panama Canal o 1882, the French – struggled 9 yrs. o
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2009 for the course CEIE 463 taught by Professor Bhargava during the Spring '09 term at George Mason.

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