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Nature volume 127, pages 367368 (07 March 1931) | Download Citation



A SHORT treatise on any branch of engineering may serve as an introduction to the subject, as a handy book of reference, or as a guide to the latest practice. The book under notice may well do all these. In twelve chapters the author deals in turn with masonry bridges, small steel bridges, trussed girders, girder-bridge construction, steel bridges, constructional details, steel-arch bridges, swing bridges, lifting bridges, erection methods, ferro-concrete bridges, and suspension bridges. The aim of the book in the first place is to meet the needs of the average civil engineer, who requires some knowledge of bridge design, and of the examination candidate. It covers the ground in a plain, straightforward manner. The use of higher mathematics has been avoided so far as possible, the diagrams are clear, and there are numerous references to recent bridge construction as described in the Engineer, Engineering, and other journals.

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