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Landore Viaduct
Timber pile viaducts were once a common sight in Wales. They were designed by eminent engineers of the 19th century, such as Isambard Kingdom Brunel, as part of the rapidly expanding railway networks that served the South Wales industrial complexes and the coastal areas of the whole country.
Why was timber used? ..... find out >
Union Bridge
Wales and Welsh-made iron played significant roles in the development of the suspension bridge in the first half of the 19th century, especially in relation to pioneer Captain Sir Samuel Brown and giant of civil engineering, Thomas Telford.
What difference did Wales make? ..... find out >
Old London Bridge Hammersmith Suspension Bridge London Bridge (1831) Barnes Rail Bridge Tower Bridge
The River Thames at London is the most-bridged river in any major city. Yet for more than 1,600 years, London had only one bridge. Why did this happen and what effect did it have? ..... find out >
Low Carbon Copenhagen - wind power Low Carbon Copenhagen - waste-to-energy Low Carbon Copenhagen - cycling Low Carbon Copenhagen - district heating Low Carbon Copenhagen - pedestrianisation
By the year 2025, the Danes plan to make Copenhagen the world's first carbon-neutral capital city. On the way, they planned to reduce the city's carbon emissions by 20% by 2015. How? They have a co-ordinated approach that touches on almost all aspects of city life ..... find out more >
Forth Rail Bridge
The Firth of Forth posed a challenge to the engineers of the 19th century
— how to make a reliable and secure crossing over it. It wasn't until the idea of a cantilever bridge came along that the problem was solved. Why was a cantilever the right solution? ..... find out >
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