100 Years Of The Forth Bridge

Autore: Roland Paxton
Editore: Thomas Telford Publishing
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The fascinating story of the Forth Bridge is related here. The bridge is a functional monument, now transporting 200 trains a day and three million passengers a year, a symbol of Scotland and of human ingenuity, a pinnacle of Victorian enterprise and engineering, and a memorial to the men who died in its creation. As part of their contribution to the centenary of the Forth Bridge, a group of eminent engineers reassessed the bridge from the standpoint of current engineering knowledge. This lavishly illustrated book is the result.

The Forth Bridge

Autore: Sheila Mackay
Editore: Birlinn Publishers
ISBN: 9781841589350
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It may perhaps interest you if I mention a few figures in connexion with the construction of the bridge. Its extreme length, including the approach viaduct, is 2,765 yards, one and one-fifth of a mile, and the actual length of the cantilever portion of the bridge is one mile and 20 yards - about eight millions of rivets have been used in the bridge and 42 miles of bent plates used in the tubes, about the distance between Edinburgh and Glasgow. The works were commenced in April 1883, and its highly to the credit of everyone engaged in the operation that a structure so stupendous and so exceptional in its character should have been completed within seven years' - HRH The Prince of Wales, 4 March 1890 The Forth Bridge was the greatest engineering feat the Victorian world had ever seen and remains, to this day, one of the great achievements of mankind. The Forth Bridge: A Picture History, tells the dramatic story of its construction using rare archive photographs.

The Forth Bridge

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The Forth Bridge

Autore: Sheila McKay
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ISBN: 9781780276960
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The Forth Bridge was the greatest engineering feat the Victorian world had ever seen and remains, to this day, one of the great achievements of mankind. The Forth Bridge: A Picture History, tells the dramatic story of its construction using rare archive photographs.

Forth Bridge

Autore: Ann Glen
Editore: Lily Publications
ISBN: 9781907945199
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One of Scotland's most iconic landmarks, the Forth Bridge, has recently emerged from a decade long restoration project. Constructed of steel, and immediately recognisable with its 'Forth Bridge Red' paint, the cantilever rail bridge has seen thousands of men working long hours in dangerous conditions. Taking you on a photographic journey through the final days of the restoration, we show you how this truly iconic bridge has been saved for future generations. Kieran Dodds shares his vision of the bridge and the men who worked tirelessly to restore it, through captivating and atmospheric photographs. Dr Ann Glen, geographer and economic historian, takes us from the very beginnings of the bridge through to the modern day restoration. You can read about the men who worked on this internationally acclaimed project and learn how they delivered incredible results in the most challenging circumstances.

The Forth Bridge

Autore: Sir Benjamin Baker
Editore: [London : s.n.], 1884 (London : Bedford Press)
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Scanning The Forth Bridge

Autore: Robin Bell
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In this collection, eight trains cross the Forth bridge in different metres - including iambic, trochaic and dactylic. This volume includes lyrics and love poems, some of which are set in the author's native Scotland. Death, history and two World Wars are major themes. Poems are included about: an elephant trapped in a World War I trench; the opening of a 2000-year-old tomb in Cairo; and Red Indians at the Paris Exhibition of 1900.

Triangulation Measurements At The Forth Bridge

Autore: Reginald Empson Middleton
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History Of The Forth Bridge

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Sketches Of The Forth Bridge Or The Giant S Anatomy From Various Points Of View

Autore: Philip Phillips
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The Forth Bridge

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Painting The Forth Bridge

Autore: Carl MacDougall
Editore: White Lion Publishing
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With the new Parliament now established, Scotland stands poised on the brink of momentous changes in its political, social, economic and cultural life. In this book, Carl MacDougall, one of Scotland's most distinguished writers, sets out to investigate the nature of the Scottish identity, to examine its roots and to evaluate the possibilities of a new flowering in the years ahead. Applying his pointed critical analysis to Scottish art, architecture, dance, music and literature, MacDougall strips away the layers of romantic mythology associated with Scottishness -- from Bonnie Prince Charlie to Braveheart -- and assesses how the deep need for a hero has led the Scots first to deify and then denigrate individuals such as Robert Burns, Walter Scott, Sean Connery, and Billy Connolly. Finally, he argues persuasively in favor of a newly self-confident national identity based on the contemporary realities of Scottish life and culture. Witty and frequently controversial, Painting the Forth Bridge is indispensable reading, not just for Scots, but also for all those concerned with the issue of national identity.

The Forth Bridge

Autore: Wilhelm Westhofen
Editore: Hyperion Books
ISBN: 9780948473111
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The Forth Bridge And Its Builders

Autore: Rolt Hammond
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The Centenary Edition Of Wilhelm Westhofen S The Forth Bridge

Autore: Wilhelm Westhofen
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ISBN: 9780948473111
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The Forth Bridge In Its Various Stages Of Construction

Autore: Philip Phillips (Engineer)
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John Fowler Benjamin Baker Forth Bridge

Autore: Iain Boyd Whyte
Editore: Edition Axel Menges
ISBN: 3930698188
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When the Forth Bridge opened on 4 March 1890, it was the longest railway bridge in the world and the first large structure made of steel. Crossing the wide Firth of Forth west of Edinburgh in Scotland, it represents one of the greatest engineering triumphs of Victorian Britain, man's victory over the intractable topography of land and water. Not surprisingly, such a vigorous rebuff of the natural order was condemned at the time by those late Victorians who resisted the march of technology, and William Morris described the Bridge as the "supremest specimen of all ugliness". In response, Benjamin Baker insisted that its beauty lay in its functional elegance. Contrasting the bridge with the only comparable structure of the period, the Eiffel Tower, he concluded: "The Eiffel Tower is a foolish piece of work, ugly, ill-proportioned and of no real use to anyone." But the beauty and fascination of the Forth Bridge lies not simply in its functional performance, but in its scale and power. Over a mile long and higher than the dome of St. Peter's in Rome, it rivals the natural phenomena that the philosophers of the 18th century identified as sources of sublime beauty. Immanuel Kant pointed to hurricanes, boundless oceans and high waterfalls as objects of sublime contemplation, "because they raise the forces of the soul above the heights of the vulgar commonplace, and discover within us a power of resistance of quite another kind, which gives us courage to be able to measure ourselves against the seeming omnipotence of nature". In the 19th century the awe-inspiring feats of nature were rivalled by the inventions of the engineers, and the thrill of the waterfall or the lightning flash was eclipsed by the sight of the roaring locomotive dashing across the majestic span of the Forth Bridge.

Forth Bridge Forth Rail Bridge

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Webpage includes information about the Forth Rail Bridge.

The Briggers The Story Of The Men Who Built The Forth Bridge

Autore: Elspeth Wills
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ISBN: 9781839830044
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The Forth Bridge has long been recognised as one of the finest examples of Victorian engineering on the planet and has achieved an iconic status as one of the great feats of western civilisation since its official opening in 1890. Lavishly illustrated throughout with stunning archive images, Elspeth Wills uncovers the human story behind 'the engineering marvel': the story of the Briggers. It is a story that has never been told before - of ordinary men working on an extraordinary structure in an often hostile and dangerous environment. Recognised throughout the world as an enduring icon of Scotland, the Forth Bridge is more than just a testament to the genius of Victorian engineering, it is a monument to all those who worked to realise its vision and to the scores of lives that were lost in the process. In this groundbreaking new work, Elspeth Wills gives a voice to the forgotten heroes who helped to make the ambition of the Bridge a reality.

Wrecks And Reefs Of Southeast Scotland

Autore: Mike Clark
Editore: Whittles Pub
ISBN: 9781849950107
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Detailed knowledge of 100 sites, with recommendations for dive sites, with GPS positions, safety, and skill level required; includes dive centres, dive boats and accommodation