The evolution of the Forth Bridge and its engineering significance

R. Paxton

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    Abstract

    The Forth Bridge, arguably the greatest engineering achievement of the 19th century, carries Scotland's East Coast main railway over the Firth of Forth. This paper provides description and comment on the bridge, its evolution and significance in leading to the general adoption of steel for bridges, a brief update of 100 Years of the Forth Bridge (2) edited and co-authored by the Author, and an outline of Railtrack's ongoing £70m. repair and maintenance programme.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationASCE Specialty Conference, Proceedings
    Subtitle of host publication3th National Congress on Civil Engineering History and Heritage; Houston, TX; United States; 10 October 2001 through 13 October 2001
    Pages50-58
    Number of pages9
    Publication statusPublished - 2001
    EventProceedings of the Third national Congress on Civil Engineering History and Heritage - Houston, TX, United States
    Duration: 10 Oct 200113 Oct 2001

    Conference

    ConferenceProceedings of the Third national Congress on Civil Engineering History and Heritage
    CountryUnited States
    CityHouston, TX
    Period10/10/0113/10/01

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