Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,152 pages of information and 245,599 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

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Category:Suspension Bridges - Unusual Types

From Graces Guide

This category applies to suspension bridges whose deck is not suspended by chains or wire cables.

The bridges designed by James Dredge, Senior are included in this category, although they are similar to wrought iron chain suspension bridges.

An interesting type, using layers of relatively thin wrought iron bands instead of chains or cables, was invented by Eugène Flachat and Jules Petiet and applied to bridges at Abainville over the Meuse (1834), and Surenes 1841), Langlais (1849)[1].

Sources of Information

  1. 'Transitions in Engineering' - Guillaume Henri Dufour and the Early 19th Century Cable Supension Bridges' by Tom F. Peters, Birkhauser, 1987