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Suspension Bridges


One copy of the paper 'Suspension Bridges in Britain in the Early Nineteenth Century' can be found in the Institution of Civil Engineers Library.

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The article 'Engineering Disasters - Suspension Bridges' appears in History of Technology, Volume 26, Institute of Historical Research - University of London, 2005, edited by Ian Inkster and published by Continuum.

The published article is supported by a set of illustrations not available on this website. The text of the published article may also be slightly different from that available here.

A copy of the article was also provided to the Salford Local History Library.

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The Rolt Lecture was given in December 2002 in connection with Derek's Rolt Fellowship at the University of Bath's History of Technology Research Unit. The lecture is based on the paper 'Suspension Bridges in Britain in the Early Nineteenth Century'.

Derek gave a paper on 'Suspension Bridges in Britain in the Early 19th Century with Particular Reference to the Clifton Suspension Bridge Competition' to the Institution of Structural Engineers History Study Group on 29th October 2001. The script for this lecture has unfortunately been lost.

Derek also gave a lecture to the Newcomen Society on 8 October 2003 with the title of 'How Much Did Brunel Really Know About Suspension Bridges or Did Gilbert Davies Know Better? Clifton Suspension Bridge, 1831'.

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