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The cast iron bridge at Sunderland (1796)

J. G. James

The cast iron bridge at Sunderland (1796)

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Published by Faculty of Humanities, Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic in (Newcastle upon Tyne) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sunderland Bridge (Sunderland, Tyne and Wear)

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJ.G. James.
    SeriesOccasional papers in the history of science and technology -- no.5
    ContributionsNewcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTG64.S9
    The Physical Object
    Pagination57p. :
    Number of Pages57
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20625208M
    ISBN 100906721288
    OCLC/WorldCa17776351


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Rowland Burdon had been instrumental in funding and obtaining Acts of Parliament for the iron bridge across the Wear at Sunderland, opened on 9 August The single arch bridge of feet 8 inches, with 94 feet clearance at low tide for sailing vessels, had been fabricated at Coalbrookdale from East view of the construction of the great iron bridge across the River Wear at Sunderland.

This was built between and It amazed contemporaries with its size The cast iron bridge at Sunderland book single span over foot long) and its bold use of a new material: iron.

West view of the newly completed great iron bridge across the River Wear at Sunderland. This was built between and It amazed contemporaries with its size (a single span over foot long) and its bold use of a new material: iron. East view of the Cast Iron Bridge over the River Wear at Sunderland in the County of Durham, by Robert Clarke (artist) and J.

Raffield (engraver). The bridge was opened to the public on Tuesday, 9 August Burdon was a prominent Freemason (a Grand Master of the Lodge). It was the longest single-span cast iron bridge in the world, measuring ft. Reports vary, but between and tonnes of cast iron were used during the.

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