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 163,469 pages of information and 245,911 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Cavenagh Bridge, Singapore

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Cavenagh Bridge is the only suspension bridge in Singapore. Originally known as the Edinburgh Bridge, its name was changed to Cavenagh Bridge in honour of Major General Orfeur Cavenagh, the last India-appointed Governor of the Straits Settlements.

See Wikipedia entry.

Designed by Col. G. Collyer R.E. and Rowland Mason Ordish, and constructed by P. and W. MacLellan of Glasgow in 1868.[1]

'The bridge is suspended by a system of straight chains, and an auxilary catenary passing over the saddles in the towers to the moorings in the abutments. This latter only does duty in supporting the four sets of main links, so that they are always kept in absolute straight lines and thus rendered rigid.'[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Engineering, 10 July 1868
  2. [2] Modern Examples of Road and Railway Bridges by By William Henry Maw and James Dredge, 1872, p.34