Imagen no disponible

The Quebec Bridge (1908-1918) over the St. Lawrence River near the City of Quebec. Report of the Goverment Board of Engineers. 2 volumes

Canada. Department of Railways and Canals

Editorial: Ottawa, 1919
Librería: 2Wakefield (Wakefield, QC, Canada)

Librería en AbeBooks desde: 1 de febrero de 2010

Cantidad: 1

Comprar usado
Precio: EUR 153,38 Convertir moneda
Gastos de envío: EUR 8,51 De Canada a Estados Unidos de America Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío
Añadir al carrito

Descripción

2 volumes : Vol. 1 (259 pages + numerous b&w photos and drawings), Vol. 2 (111 plates : architectural & engineering drawings, many folding, to accompany volume 1). Oblong folio (31x38.5 cm.). Original dark green cloth. Gilt lettering on cover & spine. Vol. 1 vg. Vol. 2 : A few folding drawings are split at fold. Else a good solid set. The Quebec bridge over the St-Lawrence River was first erected in 1900 and was nearly completed when it collapsed on August 29 1907, felling some 46 meters in the St.Lawrence River, causing the death of 70 workers, mainly Caughnawaga Indians; it was pointed that the Canadian engineers used 50% less steel than a similar bridge in Scotland. It was rebuild and then, on September 11 1916, a middle section felled in the St. Lawrence causing the death of 13 workers.The bridge was finally completed in September 1917. "To this day, the graduation rings of Canadian engineering students are made from steel from this bridge, no doubt to remind them of their sometimes awesome responsibilities" [Notes from a listing by bookdealer Steven Temple]. N° de ref. de la librería 2085

Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Detalles bibliográficos

Título: The Quebec Bridge (1908-1918) over the St. ...

Editorial: Ottawa

Año de publicación: 1919

Descripción de la librería

Ver la página web de la librería

Condiciones de venta:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll respond within 2 business days.

Condiciones de envío:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. Thanks

Todos los libros de esta librería

Métodos de pago
aceptados por la librería

Visa Mastercard American Express Carte Bleue

Cheque Dinero en Efectivo Contra Reembolso