Record

Reference numberJS/4/172
LevelItem
TitleStone-Arch Bridge, Westminster
Date1748
DescriptionDesign for a batterdeau for taking up the sunken pier of Westminster Bridge.
Sectional elevation, scale 1:240
Ink wash

Inscribed in the hand of John Farey; In a report 1791 Mr. Smeaton mentioned that in 1748 one of the piers settled so as to oblige two of the arches to be taken down after the bridge had been opened to the public. This relates to the memorial by Mr. Smeaton to the Commissioners for Westminster Bridge in 1748. See Printed Reports, III, 82

Holograph memorial addressed to the Commisioners explaining the design
MS. 2 leaves. Signed 1748

Inscribed in the hand of John Farey; This paper is mentioned by Mr. Smeaton in his Short account of inventions 1756, Art 5th thereof. This plan (which is there more fully explained) was not accepted. It was tried in 1753 at the building of Wakefield Mill. This is one of the earliest of Mr. Smeaton's papers.
Extent1 sheet
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionPaper, ink wash
Access statusOpen
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView



    CONTACT US

    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →

    SUBSCRIBE

    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView