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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)

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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

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

Editorial: Ottawa

Año de publicación: 1919

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