Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 52nd. Meeting, Southampton, 1882. 1882. First Edition. Disbound. Very Good Condition. Item #230953
THE CHANNEL TUNNEL : John Hawkshaw (father of the writer of this article) was an eminent civil engineer who in his career was responsible for the Charing Cross railway, Cannon Street railway, the East London railway which passes though Marc Brunel's tunnel under the Thames, and parts of the London Underground. Not satisfied just with railways, he also involved himself in the Amsterdam ship canal, and importantly in the Suez Canal, and on a more modest scale Holyhead Harbour in Anglesey, the West India Docks in London. His involvement with the Channel Tunnel project from 1872 where he was the engineer with Sir James Brunlees, having been involved previously in developing the idea of tunnel from Dover. In time he became an openent of the Channel Tunnel, believing it would be a risk to Great Britain, and withdrew from the project. The folding plates are detailed plans of the route, the elevations and cross sections of the tunnel in intricate detail. They are each very large and quite undamaged. THE FORTH BRIDGE : Benjamin Baker was knighted in 1890 for his work on the Forth Bridge. This article was written by him shortly before work started on the construction, following the Parliamentary Act authorizing the bridge. The enormous construction, still in use, was a marvel of engineering, with work extending to one hundred feet below water and three hundred above, and over 8000 feet in length when finished and employed over 4500 men in its construction. Several dozen were killed in the work and hundreds seriously injured in the seven year building program. The undamaged folding plate with this article extends to 85 cms x 21 cms tall, and shows the plan of elevation and cross sectional views in attractive detail. Note; this is an original article separated from the volume, not a reprint or copy. Quantity Available: 1. Category: British Association for the Advancement of Science; Collections; Featured; Inventory No: 230953. This item is potentially heavy when packed and may require more postage than the rates shown. If extra postage is required we will contact you before processing your order and you will be given the details and option to decline the extra cost.
Keywords: BZDB395 Chunnel. Tunnel. Channel. British Association for the Advancement of Science; Collections; Featured; The Channel Tunnel by J Clarke Hawkshaw TOGETHER WITH The Forth Bridge by B Baker A rare original article from the British Association for th