Der Bau eiserner Brücken im Südwesten Deutschlands 1844 bis 1889 - Gitterträgerbrücken und Taktschiebeverfahren (Teil 2)
|Issue:||Stahlbau", February 2012, n. 2, v. 81|
Early iron bridges of south-western Germany 1844 to 1889 - Lattice bridges and incremental launching method (Part 2).
Since the time of the first iron Bridge at Coalbrookdale until the 19th century ‘iron‘ was understood as ‘cast-iron‘, because almost all early iron bridges were made of this brittle material. Based on this engineers designed intuetively correct compression loaded arch-structures, which had enough load bearing capacity for road-bridges, however which were not suitable for highly loaded railway-bridges with mobile loadings causing dynamical effects. For railway bridges the much more sustainable wrought iron had to be applied and other structural systems had to be developed.
|Keywords:||wrought iron, construction history, railway bridge, company history, Grand Duchy of Baden, Britannia Bridge|
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