Posts Tagged ‘bridge’

The Fife Cantilever

Monday, 19 October 2020

‘The Fife cantilever’, c 1880s.

Photograph of the construction of the Forth Railway Bridge in Scotland. Undoubtedly Britain’s most famous railway landmark, The Forth Bridge was opened by HRH The Prince of Wales in March 1890 following eight years of building, and completed the east coast railway route between London and Aberdeen. It spans the Firth of Forth, joining the city of Edinburgh and Fife in Scotland. The bridge was designed by Sir John Fowler and Sir Benjamin Baker, and built by engineer Sir William Arrol. It contains almost 54,000 tons of steel and when completed, the 1.5 mile long bridge was the biggest in the world. It is the world’s oldest cantilever railway bridge and remains in use to this day.

[Image from Feral Irishman‘s awesome rotating banner. Description from here.]

1899

Thursday, 13 August 2020

“That’s in Chester, Vermont, and was a victim of Hurricane Irene. Has since been repaired. Thumb through the picture on this advertising for Cranemasters.”

[Found here.]

Go Away. We Don’t Want You Here.

Thursday, 12 December 2019

[Found in here.]

NO WARNING

Thursday, 21 March 2019

[Found here.]

A Da Vinci Bridge – 15th Century Engineering

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Okay 1502 AD is technically the 16th Century, but the engineering was already in existence.

VERY cool – You can build it on the spot if there’s available timber, no connectors required, and you can knock it down and take it with you once your army has crossed the stream, arroyo, ravine or ditch. Here’s one in use (with planks installed):

This kid constructed one without notches or connectors, using friction and compression only.

[Top image from Da Vinci. 2nd image from here, video from here, links found in here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No.501 – BoomBoomBoomBoom, Bird/Camera Frame Synch & Dance Hard

Friday, 8 September 2017

[Found here, here and here.]

Pedestrian Bridge

Monday, 31 July 2017

Kenmare, County Kerry, Ireland. I smell straw.

[Found here.]

Highway to Heck

Sunday, 22 January 2017

highway-to-hell

[Found here.]

Eight Thousand Pounds Max. WIN.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

8001 lbs.

Dude. You made 8,001. You rock.

[Found here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No.365 – Monkey Bridge, Bear Pong & Sloth Air Guitar

Friday, 30 January 2015

Monkey Bridge
Bear Bong
SlothScratch

[Found here and here, and the Sloth Air Guitar is from somewhere in here. Y’all like .gif animations? We gottem.]


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