A British perspective on American civil engineering achievement before 1840

Roland Paxton

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    Abstract

    Consideration of selected remarks of leading British engineers D. Stevenson and T. Telford on this theme has enabled the essential contribution of timber construction to America's early public works infrastructure to be better understood. As an example, L. Wernwag's 1810 Neshaminy River timber and iron truss bridge, of which I.K. Brunel possessed a lithograph, is discussed as an innovative achievement in bridge development.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the fourth National Congress on Civil Engineering History and Heritage
    PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
    Pages503-514
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)0‐7844‐0654‐5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    EventProceedings of the Fourth National Congress on Civil Engineering History and Heritage - Washington DC
    Duration: 2 Nov 20026 Nov 2002

    Conference

    ConferenceProceedings of the Fourth National Congress on Civil Engineering History and Heritage
    CityWashington DC
    Period2/11/026/11/02

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    Paxton, R. (2002). A British perspective on American civil engineering achievement before 1840. In Proceedings of the fourth National Congress on Civil Engineering History and Heritage (pp. 503-514). American Society of Civil Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1061/40654(2003)20