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Remarkable ancient timber bridges up to the 1850s. Part II: case studies and breakthroughs
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  • Construction
As showed in the first part of this work [1], the technical heritage prior to the 1850¿s presents an important number of remarkable timber bridges, especially in the last hundred years of that period. This paper presents, in a deeper detail, some of these masterpieces. The study is limited to Europe and USA due to the lack of first-hand sources. The examples were selected trying to thread the history of breakthroughs in timber bridge engineering up to the 1850s. They will show that the past is still a lesson for the present. The authors assume, in agreement with others [2], that a case study should be developed according to the following three key features: the structural type, the material and the connection system. The case study has been complemented with an explanation around the corresponding temporal context, which has the advantage of facilitating a global and deeper understanding. This is a first stage work, trying to follow the one by James [3];and claiming, as other current works [4] do, for an effort to study this cultural and technical heritage.
International Conference on Timber Bridges. ICTB 2010
Lillehammer, Noruega
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Proceedings of the International Conference on Timber Bridges ICTB 2010
  • Autor: Miguel Carlos Cabo Fernandez (UPM)
  • Participante: M. Almudena Majano-Majano (Estudiante. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
  • Autor: Jose Luis Fernandez Cabo (UPM)
  • Autor: Guillermo Iñiguez Gonzalez (UPM)
  • Autor: Francisco Arriaga Martitegui (UPM)
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Construcción con Madera
  • Grupo de Investigación: Teoría y restauración de construcciones históricas
  • Grupo de Investigación: Análisis e Intervención en Patrimonio Arquitectónico
  • Departamento: Construcción y Tecnología Arquitectónicas
  • Departamento: Estructuras de Edificación
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