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Tubular bridge

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tubular bridge a bridge in the form of a hollow trunk or rectangular tube, with cellular walls made of iron plates riveted together, as the Britannia bridge over the Menai Strait, and the Victoria bridge at Montreal.
    • Tubular bridge a bridge in the form of a hollow trunk or tube, made of iron plates riveted together, as the Victoria bridge over the St. Lawrence, at Montreal, Canada, and the Britannia bridge over the Menai Straits.
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Usage

In literature:

There is also a model of the Britannia Tubular Bridge; and there are models of many of the fine public works of London.
"The World's Fair" by Anonymous
The bridge is tubular with twenty feet between the walls, and is one hundred feet long.
"Cave Regions of the Ozarks and Black Hills" by Luella Agnes Owen
F. CAMPIN 3/6 Tubular & Girder Bridges.
"French Polishing and Enamelling" by Richard Bitmead
This was the first bridge ever built on the tubular principle.
"The Iron Horse" by R.M. Ballantyne
We soon came in sight of the tubular bridge carrying the railway across the Straits.
"A Yacht Voyage Round England" by W.H.G. Kingston
ROBERT STEPHENSON'S TUBULAR BRIDGES AT MENAI AND CONWAY.
"Lives of the Engineers The Locomotive. George and Robert Stephenson" by Samuel Smiles
The steel tubular bridge Dr. Warneford had made for him, and it will bear the weight of a boy.
"Harper's Round Table, June 4, 1895" by Various
A narrow strip of the same formation runs along the Menai Straits for several miles south of the tubular bridge.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
A tubular bridge unites it with the suburb of Trinquetaille on the opposite bank.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
The tubular structure which succeeded the trestle-work bridge did not retain its position very long.
"Toronto of Old" by Henry Scadding
He shares with Stephenson the merit of constructing the great tubular bridge across the Menai Strait.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
Tubular bridges, 100, 102.
"Inventions in the Century" by William Henry Doolittle
The Dnieper is crossed at Kremenchug by a tubular bridge 1081 yds.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 8" by Various
Mr. Edwin Clark, in his work on the 'Britannia and Conway Tubular Bridges,' vol.
"The life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Civil Engineer" by Isambard Brunel
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