Britain s Greatest Bridges

Britain s Greatest Bridges

From the world-renowned to the minor and the modest take a look at this lavishly illustrated look at some of Britain's best loved and iconic bridges.

Author: Joseph Rogers

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445684420

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 96

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From the world-renowned to the minor and the modest take a look at this lavishly illustrated look at some of Britain's best loved and iconic bridges.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Isambard Kingdom Brunel Through Time

Isambard Kingdom Brunel Through Time

Responsible for some of the most magnificent industrial architecture in the UK, this is the story of Isambard Kingdom Brunel Through Time

Author: John Christopher

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445607948

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 96

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Responsible for some of the most magnificent industrial architecture in the UK, this is the story of Isambard Kingdom Brunel Through Time
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Geography of Great Britain by George Long and George R Porter

The Geography of Great Britain by George Long and George R  Porter

... from Rugeley to near StourActon , in Cheshire . Its total length is bridge , and
from east to west , from 39 miles . The Dudley and the Stour- Walsall to
Wolverhampton — its greatest bridge canals have been already noticed length
being about ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IBNN:BNVA1001524379

Category:

Page: 540

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Bridges of Britain

Bridges of Britain

The most important movable bridge in Britain , however , is Tower Bridge where
two bascules can be lifted to allow ships to enter the Pool of London ; at first the ...
Next to our own , the Roman civilization was the greatest bridge - building ...

Author: Eric Samuel De Maré

Publisher: B. T. Batsford Limited

ISBN: UCAL:B4338292

Category: Bridges

Page: 136

View: 746

Categories: Bridges

Britain s Greatest Aircraft

Britain s Greatest Aircraft

Many of the losses were sustained in attacks on bridges over the Somme, across
which the Germans were retreating in considerable confusion; the tragedy was
that not one of the bridges was hit. It was not until the afternoon of 9 August that a
 ...

Author: Robert Jackson

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473812673

Category: History

Page: 320

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During the last century the British aircraft industry created and produced many outstanding aeroplanes. These aircraft were world leaders in advanced technology, utilizing inventions by British engineers and scientists such as radar, the jet engine, the ejector seat and vertical take-off and landing. This book describes the design-history, development and operational careers of twenty-two legendary military and civil aeroplanes. Each one has played a significant part in aviation history.Sopwith Camel, SE.5, Bristol F2B Fighter and the Airco DH4 were all great successes in the relatively early days of flight. In the thirties the Bristol Bulldog fighter was an outstanding export success and the Short 'C' Class flying boat, later to become the Sunderland of World War II fame, pioneered the long-distance routes to the Empire. The pugnacious foreign policy of Hitler's Reich rung sudden alarm bells, rapid advances in fighting aircraft for the RAF became a premium objective. The brilliant Geodic construction of the Vickers Wellington bomber helped it survive terrible punishment throughout World War II, both the Hawker Hurricane and the Supermarine Spitfire saved England from invasion and the Bristol Beaufighter, de Havilland Mosquito and Avro Lancaster took the war to enemy soil. The Gloster Meteor became the word's first operational jet fighter and the English Electric Canberra became the RAF's first jet bomber and was manufactured under licence in the USA as the Martin B-57. In post-war years the Vickers Viscount became the world's first turboprop airliner and eventually became Britain's best selling commercial aircraft, whilst the de Havilland Comet became the world's first jet airliner. Despite Britain's recessionary years in the 50s and early 60s, military success came with the beautiful Hawker Hunter, the super-sonic Fairey Delta experimental aircraft that broke the World Air Speed Record and the Vickers Valiant that pioneered the operational techniques to deliver Britain's nuclear deterrent. Later, there followed the Mach 2 English Electric Lightning and the ill-fated TSR-2, the cancellation of which is still regarded as one of the greatest mistakes ever made in British aviation history. Finally, the Harrier, the world's first vertical take-off and landing jet fighter that is still in service and now only being built in the USA.Finally the Harrier, the world's first vertical take-off and landing jet fighter, still in service and now being further developed in the USA.
Categories: History

10 Amazing Bridges

10 Amazing Bridges

London. The world-famous Tower Bridge Reason for inclusion: • Considered to
be the best-known bridge in the world Tower Bridge is more than just a bridge; it
is a feat of engineering, an icon, a landmark and the essence of Victorian Britain.

Author: Chris Peacock

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781849893862

Category: Architecture

Page: 29

View: 514

This quick-read guide introduces the reader to ten of the most amazing bridges in the world. Including photographs of every bridge and a brief description of the history of the structure, this ebook has been specially formatted for today's e-readers.
Categories: Architecture

Britain s Greatest Defeat

Britain s Greatest Defeat

The Trunk Road ' s bridge over the Kedah was at Alor Star , and through this
bottle - neck most of the force would have to pass . A rearguard comprising two 2
/ 9th Gurkha companies took up a position to cover the retreat . An overturned ...

Author: Alan Warren

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1852855975

Category: History

Page: 370

View: 471

New in paperback, The pre-eminent history of a military disaster. A masterful analysis of events.
Categories: History

A History of the British Presence in Chile

A History of the British Presence in Chile

It had to be crossed to reach the coal mining region of Arauco, and so the
company was faced by “the delightful difficulty of constructing one of the greatest
bridges in the world” and embarked on “one of the finest engineering works of the
kind ...

Author: W. Edmundson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230101210

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

View: 560

This book sets out to narrate the contributions to and influence on the history of Chile that British visitors and immigrants have had, not as bystanders but as key players, starting in 1554 with the English Queen 'Bloody Mary' becoming Queen of Chile, and ending with the decline of British influence following the Second World War.
Categories: Social Science

Great Britain and the East

Great Britain and the East

INDIA : Death of Sir Fazl - i - Husain : One of the Empire's Greatest Bridges :
Collapse of the de Havilland Arch . Simla , July 14 . Howrah Bridge . The decision
of the Calcutta Port Commissioners to A Great Muhammadan . accept the tender
of ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951000969643Z

Category: Eastern question (Balkan)

Page:

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Categories: Eastern question (Balkan)

A Tour Thro the Whole Island of Great Britain by Daniel Defoe Delphi Classics Illustrated

A Tour Thro    the Whole Island of Great Britain by Daniel Defoe   Delphi Classics  Illustrated

... strong fortifications, large hospitals, and publick buildings; with the greatest
bridge, and the greatest city in the world, made famous by the opulence of its
merchants, the encrease and extensiveness of its commerce; by its invincible
navies, ...

Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 9781788776523

Category: Fiction

Page: 572

View: 824

This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘A Tour Thro’ the Whole Island of Great Britain by Daniel Defoe - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Daniel Defoe’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Defoe includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘A Tour Thro’ the Whole Island of Great Britain by Daniel Defoe - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Defoe’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles
Categories: Fiction

Professional Papers by the Corps of Royal Engineers Royal Engineers Institute

Professional Papers by the Corps of Royal Engineers     Royal Engineers Institute

Occasional papers Great Britain. Army. Royal Engineers. interesting bridges ,
from my point of view , are the Empress bridge , over the Sutlej , at Adamwahan ,
the Kaiser - i - Hind bridge , over the same river , at Ferozepur , and the Sher
Shah ...

Author: Great Britain. Army. Royal Engineers

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89035085877

Category: Civil engineering

Page:

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Annual re-issue of the Royal Engineer Institute's Occasional papers, issued quarterly.
Categories: Civil engineering

Road Bridges in Great Britain

Road Bridges in Great Britain

BRIDGES IN CORNWALL THREE interesting bridges are being built stresses
due to shrinkage , keyways are to by the Cornwall County Council , two on be left
at 3 ft . 6 in . from each abutment the road diversion at Lostwithiel and one and
will ...

Author: Concrete and constructional engineering

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015003729210

Category: Bridges

Page: 170

View: 456

Categories: Bridges

The Survival of Britain Contemporaneous Commentaries on Linked Events of 1968 1970

The Survival of Britain  Contemporaneous Commentaries on Linked Events of 1968 1970

The flat contradictions of the existing British policy are not foolishness ; they are ,
for the first time , open and undisguised ... Madras and Calcutta ; built some of the
world ' s greatest bridges and trunk roads ; developed modern power systems ...

Author: Bryan W. Monahan

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89003457090

Category: Communism

Page: 124

View: 437

Categories: Communism

Reports from Select Committees of the House of Lords and Evidence

Reports from Select Committees of the House of Lords and Evidence

Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords. Mr. Penrose . 10th July 1879 . because
it would leave the bridge itself in some degree ... Would you go so far as to say it
fully rivals any of the greatest bridges , either in England or on the Continent ?

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555099310

Category:

Page:

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The World s Railways

The World s Railways

... RAILWAYS - 74 XII . RAILWAYS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND 79
PAGE 85 91 102 107 III CHAPTER XIII . THE. THE FORTH BRIDGE . BRITAIN'S
GREATEST BRIDGE A BELGIAN RAILWAY BY THE SEA ROCKET "
ALONGSIDE A.

Author: George Gibbard Jackson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015021014207

Category: Locomotives

Page: 165

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Categories: Locomotives

Popular Science

Popular Science

James Bryce, later British Ambassador to the United 3tates, called the Panama
Canal "the greatest liberty man ever took ... that it compared in size with the
largest bridge previously built in Great Britain as a Grenadier Guardsman
compared ...

Author:

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ISBN:

Category:

Page: 142

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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.
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A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain The North of Scotland

A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain  The North of Scotland

A few months later Hodgson was back in Dunfermline telling the promoters that
his engineer had abandoned the ferry idea in favour of the greatest bridge in the
world which he was proposing to throw across the Firth . It would be 3 miles long
 ...

Author: David St. John Thomas

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015013848364

Category: Railroads

Page:

View: 103

Categories: Railroads

Instruction in Military Engineering Compiled at the School of Military Engineering Chatham vol 1 pt 1 5

Instruction in Military Engineering     Compiled at the School of Military Engineering  Chatham  vol  1  pt  1 5

Great Britain. Army. Educational and Training Establishments. School of Military
Engineering, Chatham. 270-271 . ... is to create in a comparatively short time the
greatest bridges . obstacle in the shape of a breach , impassable , till by spars or
 ...

Author: Great Britain. Army. Educational and Training Establishments. School of Military Engineering, Chatham

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017598468

Category:

Page:

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Harper s New Monthly Magazine

Harper s New Monthly Magazine

Some of the greatest bridges of modern graphical works , Mr. Smiles chose a
subject times — such as those orer the Sone near Patidentified with the progress
of the age . The na , and ... Although Great Britain , first in the tion . This country
was ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10613815

Category:

Page:

View: 368

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Harper s New Monthly Magazine

Harper s New Monthly Magazine

Some of the greatest bridges of modern graphical works , Mr. Smiles chose a
subject times — such as those over the Sone near Patidentified with the progress
of the age . The na , and ... Although Great Britain , first in the tion . This country ...

Author: Henry Mills Alden

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:B000541580

Category: American literature

Page:

View: 596

Harper's informs a diverse body of readers of cultural, business, political, literary and scientific affairs.
Categories: American literature