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Salginatobel Bridge
Robert Maillart : reinforced concrete revolutionary
SWISS ENGINEER ROBERT MAILLART ..... Read his biography >

Salginatobel Bridge, Switzerland : completed 1930 ..... more >
New   Swiss structural engineer Robert Maillart revolutionised the use of reinforced concrete. His work on bridges and building frames challenged the accepted design methods of the time, and resulted in graceful structures of inherent strength and apparent simplicity. The slenderness of the elements is astonishing in contrast to the massive constructions of his contemporaries in the first part of the 20th century ..... more >
Institution of Civil Engineers The Royal Academy of Engineering National House-Building Council Amey plc AECOM
Arup Davies Maguire + Whitby

L&MR structures threatened
photo by Stephen Richards
Ten listed structures associated with the Liverpool & Manchester Railway are threatened by Network Rail's Ordsall Chord rail project — including the Grade I listed former Liverpool Road railway station, an 1830 warehouse and George Stephenson's River Irwell bridge (pictured). On 2nd March the Secretary of State for Transport released the results of the 2014 Public Enquiry and issued planning approval. An alternative route (Option 15) was available and supported by English Heritage .....
READ ... Inspector's report and the Minister's response >
photo © Stephen Richards and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons License

The Unseen Hand of Tony Hunt
by Engineering Timelines contributor Nigel Dale
published by Whittles Publishing, Caithness
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