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How Iron and Science Transformed Arch Bridges

Lecture no. 14 from the course: Understanding the World's Greatest Structures

How Iron and Science Transformed Arch Bridges

Taught by Professor Stephen Ressler | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Examine the development of arched bridges during and after the Industrial Revolution. See how the revolutionary Iron Bridge at Coalbrookdale paved the way for the development of science-based engineering. Also, see how science contributed to increasingly sophisticated modern bridges such as Spain's Campo Volantin Bridge.

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