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Gibson Dam Glory Hole Conduit Spillway

Definition of Spillway A Spillway is a channel or passageway through which flood/surplus water escapes or release safely from a reservoir or dam . Theyare provided for all dams as a safety measure against overtopping and the consequent damages and…
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Pamban Bridge – The Crown of South Indian Railway, Pride of India

Sunrise from the Pamban Bridge

Pamban Bridge – The Crown of South Indian Railway The Pamban Railway Bridge is the longest and oldest railway bridge in India. The viaduct is 6776 feet (2,065 m) long and consists of 145 spans. Though the bridge was constructed at…
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Interesting Facts about New River Gorge Bridge, the Gorgeous

Elevation of New River Gorge Bridge

Interesting Facts about New River Gorge Bridge, the Gorgeous Fayetteville, West Virginia, United States. Total length of 924m with the main arch spanning over 518m. 267m above the New Rivers with a carriageway width of 21.1m. The New River Gorge…
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Things You didn’t Know Chaotianmen Bridge – World Record Steel Arch Bridge

Chaotianmen Bridge - World Record Steel Arch Bridge

Things You didn’t Know about Chaotianmen Bridge – World Record Steel Arch Bridge The Chaotianmen Bridge is built across the Yangtze River, Chongqing, China. The total length of the main bridge and both west and east approaches is 1741 m,…
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Contreras Railway Viaduct Facts – 261 m Concrete Arch Bridge

Contreras Viaduct in Service

Contreras Railway Viaduct Facts – 261 m Concrete Arch Bridge Contreras Railway Viaduct is one of the main structures on the Madrid – Valencia high-speed railway link. Upon completion, the structure became Spain’s largest concrete arch for a rail bridge….
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The five major parts of Bridges – Concrete Span Bridge

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The five major parts of Bridges – Concrete Span Bridge Even though there are various types of bridges to be discussed, in this post we will stick to major parts of Bridges – Concrete span bridges. Every bridge engineer should…
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Basics of Flat Plate Floor System – Advantages & Disadvantages

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Flat Plate The flat plate is a two-way reinforced concrete framing system utilizing a slab of uniform thickness, the simplest of structural shapes. Flat Plate System Introduction A flat plate is a one- or two-way system usually supported directly on…
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