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The use of a Hover-Platform in Bridge Construction

I was going through some old files recently and found the photograph below of one of the Avonmouth Bridge site hover-platforms. There were two of these devices used to transport box girders from the assembly areas to their erection points on the site in the early 1970’s. This was the first time that the hover [...]

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Assumptions and Approximations

If you get the opportunity to attend one of Professor Bill Harvey’s lectures on masonry structures I suggest that you don’t let it slip by. Bill’s lectures are both informative and entertaining, and often start with the following cautionary quote from Dr AR Dyke, who when addressing the Institution of Structural Engineers in 1976 made [...]

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