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the completed construction of history (so far)

the constructed history of bridges

nadel comper

on 1 December 2012

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Historic Bridge Constructions By: Nadel Comper Bridges have been around since ancient days. the first bridge was created by... Nature Running water wearing away rocks to create an arch. This became the first stone bridge. A log falling across a river. Flat rocks to cross ditches. Hanging vines used as a swing bridge. ROMANS Ancient Romans were famous bridge builder who built many arched bridges to cross roads and to carry water. the builders used cement, which reduced the variation of strength found in natural stone. One type of cement, called pozzolana, consisted of water, lime, sand, and volcanic rock. ENGLISH The London Bridge Was Built at the end of the 12th century with houses and stores built on top of it. citations http://library.thinkquest.org/CR0210346/history.html http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/plaintexthistories.asp?historyid=ab97 it was finally replaced in 1823. The first iron bridge was built in Shropshire, England. It was the first arch bridge and the first to be made of cast iron.
the method chosen to create the structure was based on carpentry and had to be repaired later in history since no one had experience in building with cast iron

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Iron_Bridge Arkadiko Bridge or Kazarma Bridge is a Mycenaean bridge near the modern road from Tiryns to Epidauros on the Peloponnese, Greece. accommodate chariots. It was built in Greek Bronze Age and it is one of the oldest arch bridges still in existence and use. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkadiko_Bridge http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridge#History The Arthashastra of Kautilya mentions the construction of dams and bridges. The bridge was swept away during a flood, and later repaired by Puspagupta, the chief architect of emperor Chandragupta The use of stronger bridges using plaited bamboo and iron chain was practiced in India by the 4th century. A number of bridges, both for military and commercial purposes, were constructed by the Mughal administration in India. the oldest surviving stone bridge in China is the Zhaozhou Bridge, built from 595 to 605 AD during the Sui Dynasty http://www.urbanfonts.com/fontsearch.php?s=trashco
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