Reference numberCLP/7ii/13
TitlePaper, regarding four points to consider when constructing a bridge over a large navigable river by John Allen
DescriptionAllen presents four points to consider when constructing a bridge over a large navigable river, which include the current of the water, 'that the navigation of the river be not incommoded, or render'd dangerous in passing the bridge', the cost of building and maintaining the bridge, and the 'strength, stability and duration' of the bridge.

Subject: Civil engineering

Read to the Royal Society on 8 May 1729
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueRBO/14/54
Fellows associated with this archive
NA942Allen; John (c 1660 - 1741)c 1660 - 1741
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