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The Berlin Iron Bridge Co.
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Berlin Iron Bridge Co.. The Berlin Iron Bridge Co. - Page 57. 1889. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. February 1, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets/item/621/show/546.

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Berlin Iron Bridge Co.. (1889). The Berlin Iron Bridge Co. - Page 57. Architecture Retail Pamphlet Collection. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets/item/621/show/546

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Title The Berlin Iron Bridge Co.
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Berlin Iron Bridge Co.
Publisher U.S.A: The Company
Date 1889
Description Pamphlet of the bridges built by the Berlin Iron Bridge Co.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Iron and steel bridges
  • Iron, Structural
  • Iron and steel bridges Design and construction
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Physical Description 131 page pamphlet
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Original Item Location http://library.uh.edu/record=b5572449~S11
Digital Collection Architecture Retail Pamphlet Collection
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets
Repository Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript THE BERLIN IRON BRIDGE COMPANY, CYLINDER PIERS. IT OFTEN becomes advisable in building bridges, where the foundations are expensive or treacherous, to use iron piers rather than stone. The designs represented on the opposite page are used by us to meet this necessity. This class of piers are especially adapted to mud bottoms. The shell of the pier is constructed of boiler iron from one-quarter to one-half inch in thickness, according to circumstances. This cylinder is settled as far into the mud bottom as circumstances will admit, and then on the inside of this cylinder is driven a cluster of from three to five piles, according to the size of the cylinder and the local conditions. Around these piles, and completely filling the cylinder, is placed concrete, well rammed into place, forming practically an iron and stone column with a firm and secure foundation. One of these cylinders is placed under each end post, or on each side of the bridge, and where the height of the cylinder requires, they are braced and tied together as shown. Piles put in the bottom of the stream and protected in this way, will last for thousands of years, so that we cannot see why the construction is not equally as good in every way as stone, and at the same time is much cheaper. The concrete bridge built by us in 1884, between Westerly, R. I., and Stonington, Conn., is placed on cylinder piers of the construction shown. Within a few weeks after the completion of this bridge, the water arose in the Pawcatuck river higher than it had been known to rise in many years, so that all access to the bridge was cut off, and the bridge itself was partially submerged. The entire force of the current, which was very swift and rapid, beat against the sides of the bridge. The bridge went through this trying ordeal safely, showing that these cylinder piers are fully as capable of resisting floods as stone piers. EAST BERLIN, CONNECTICUT, U. S. A.