This book deals with the period when iron became the dominant high-technology material, increasingly taking over from timber and masonry. It was necessary for the engines and machines of the new industries, but equally vital for the vast civil engineering works which supported this industrialisation. It was these works - mills, warehouses, dockyards, and above all bridges - which so impressed the public in the early 19th century. The papers selected here trace the evolving structural uses of cast and wrought iron in frames ...

Structural Iron 1750 1850 1997, Routledge, Aldershot, England

ISBN-13: 9780860787587