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Broom Bridge

Broom Bridge(photographer: Wisher)

General Information

Structural Type: Arch bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Other name(s): Brougham Bridge
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Dublin, Ireland, Europe
Address: Broombridge Road

Technical Information

There currently is no technical data available.

Chronology

16 October 1843

Sir William Rowan Hamilton first writes down the fundamental formula for quaternions while on the bridge.

Notes

A commemorative plaque on the bridge reads: "Here as he walked by
on 16 October 1843
Sir William Rowan Hamilton
in a flash of genius discovered
the fundamental formula for
quaternion multiplication
i² = j² = k² = ijk = -1
& cut it on a stone of this bridge."

Participants

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0027345
Created: 08/03/2007
Last Updated: 23/07/2014