Tag Archives: Arch structures

What have the Romans ever done for us?

Maybe the Romans can  fairly claim the credit for spreading the aqueduct from Portugal to the Middle East, but the voussoir arch, typical of Roman aqueduct construction, did not originate with them. The first known voussoir arches were constructed by … Continue reading

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More Ligurian Arches

We will complete the stay in Camoglia with another collection of arch structures (great and small, old and new) from the district: The recent photo of the Recco Rail Viaduct is from the Structurae Database. The photo from the time … Continue reading

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Will it Fall Over?

Is the arch in the picture below stable, or has it been created in Photoshop, or perhaps with the assistance of some glue or external straps? A simple analysis suggests that tension will be generated at the bottom of the … Continue reading

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