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History and development of iron and steel railway bridges, Chatham

  • Lecture
  • Chatham
  • 26 October 2017
  • 18:00 - 20:00
History and development of iron and steel railway bridges, Chatham

About this event

The industrial revolution started with the construction of the first iron bridge in the UK. As the need for moving material, as well as people, intensified this spurned the development of the railways which provided the need to build railway bridges.

This talk gives a brief historical overview of the development of the early iron and steel railway bridges with illustrative examples of the some of the more notable bridges which are of historic interest. The talk also highlights some of the early failures which led to the improvement in the processes and materials used in the construction of the bridges.

An overview is also given in the challenges, with respect to corrosion and fatigue issues, facing the bridges in maintaining them for future generations.

Event venue

University of Greenwich
Pembroke Building, Room 130
Medway Campus, Central Avenue
Chatham
Chatham ME4 4TB
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Anne Qualters

e: anne.qualters@ice.org.uk
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