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The primary symbol of Canadian engineering, recallin the strengths and weaknesses of the human spirit, the daring of Canadian Builders and how tenacity can triumph over difficulties. 203 pages with historic photographs, diagrams, maps, bibliography and indes. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
In the middle of the 19th century the leaders of the City of Québec dreamed of a great bridge across the St. Lawrence River. It would link their city to the new railway lines developing along the south shore, giving Québec a competitive edge in its long struggle with Montréal for commercial dominance.
The width and depth of the St. Lawrence necessitated a bridge of unprecedented scale, and many of the best engineers of the time turned their attention to the problem. Three serious proposals for a bridge never materialized. A fourth plan finally moved ahead at the beginning of the 20th century, only to end in of one of the greatest construction failures of all time. In 1907 the incomplete structure collapsed into the river with a loss of 75 lives. From the ruins of this first attempt emerged still another plan. In 1916, when the great bridge was nearing completion, tragedy struck again. As the huge center span was being lifted into place, it fell into the river, taking another 11 lives. It was not until a year later that a replacement was installed, and the great bridge was finally complete.
Today the Québec Bridge stands firmly astride the St. Lawrence, safely carrying the commerce of Canada across its broad waters. No one has yet built a longer cantilever span, so the bridge still ranks as the greatest of its kind.
The Bridge at Québec provides a full account of the long effort to build a bridge at this difficult site, with particular emphasis on the extraordinary story of the failure of the first one, the human tragedies that accompanied it, and the lessons that its story holds today for engineers and builders as they continue to extend the boundaries of technology. Fully illustrated, the book makes clear to the general reader and technical audiences alike the engineering issues involved in constructing one of the world?s greatest bridges.
Über den Autor:
Civil engineer William D. Middleton had been active as a transportation historian and journalist for almost 50 years. His books include Landmarks on the Iron Road; Yet There Isn't a Train I Wouldn't Take: Railway Journeys; the second edition of South Shore: The Last Interurban; and the forthcoming second edition of When the Steam Railroads Electrified (all Indiana University Press).
Titel: THE BRIDGE AT QUEBEC
Verlag: Indiana University Press
Auflage: First edition, first printing
Buchbeschreibung Indiana University Press. Buchzustand: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in good condition. All pages and cover are intact with limited wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers AA-3-7-01289
Buchbeschreibung Indiana University Press, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0253337615
Buchbeschreibung Indiana University Press, 2001. Buchzustand: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Preliminary Table of Contents:PrefacePrologue: The Great RiverBOOK ONE: THE FIRST BRIDGE1. A Bridge at the Narrowing2. A Project at Last3. The Engineers and the Bridge Builders4. The Great Bridge Underway5. Countdown to Disaster6. AftermathBOOK TWO: THE SECOND BRIDGE7. Starting Over8. Under Way Again9. Again, Disaster10. Triumph at LastAppendixNotesBibliographyIndex. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_0253337615
Buchbeschreibung Indiana University Press 2001-05-01, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: good. First Edition. 0253337615. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 704939
Buchbeschreibung Hardback. Buchzustand: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR007850281
Buchbeschreibung Indiana University Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. 0253337615 New Condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers NEW6.0108772
Buchbeschreibung Indiana University Press, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020253337615
Buchbeschreibung Indiana University Press, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. First Edition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0253337615
Buchbeschreibung Indiana University Press, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110253337615
Buchbeschreibung Indiana University Press, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0253337615