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Author: Colin O'Connor
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Romans were the first great builders of bridges in the Western World. Professor O'Connor, a civil engineer and expert in bridge construction, has personally examined a large number of those bridges that still remain often in daily use, throughout the Roman empire - an area extending from Hadrian's Wall in the north of England to Shustar in modern Iran. In this book he presents a thorough listing and description  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Colin O'Connor
ISBN: 0521393264 9780521393263
OCLC Number: 26543269
Description: xvii, 235 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 x 31 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Roman roads and their history --
Builders of the roads and bridges --
Roman technology --
Masonry bridges --
Timber bridges --
Roman aqueducts --
Design and construction of Roman arches --
Analysis of Roman arches --
The Roman achievement.
Responsibility: Colin O'Connor, with photographs, sketches, and diagrams by the author.
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The Romans were the first great builders of bridges. Professor O'Connor, a civil engineer and expert in bridge construction, has examined a very large number of those bridges that still remain all  Read more...

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