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Another old bridge, and some newer ones

A further collection of notable bridges from Southern Germany and Austria. Würzburg’s Old Main Bridge (Alte Mainbrücke) was built 1473–1543 to replace the destroyed Romanesque bridge from 1133. It was adorned from 1730 on in two phases with well-known statues … Continue reading

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The roof of the Taq-i-Kisra; Analysis

Following the previous post, I have compared the stresses in the Taq-i-Kisra assuming either a catenary or parabolic profile. I have also compared constant depth sections with sections increasing in depth towards the supports. The arch span was taken as … Continue reading

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