Bachelors Theses

Alternative Title

Sinking of piers on Red River Bridge on Kansas City Southern Railway

Abstract

"In September, 1899, began the work on the construction of the substructure for the Red River Bridge for the Kansas City Southern Railway at Index, Texas, ten miles north of Texarkana, Texas. The new substructure was located about one hundred feet up stream from the old one, consequently it was not necessary to maintain traffic during construction. The object of the new bridge was to replace a much lighter one, which was too light for the increased weight of rolling stock of the railroad company. The substructure consists of seven piers, including a pivot pier, and two abutments. The seven piers are concrete piers, which are supported by cribs and caissons of timber and portland cement concrete, sunk by the pneumatic process to and into the soft bed-rock, namely blue shale of impenetrable thickness"--page 1.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

B.S. in Civil Engineering

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1901

Pagination

i, 43 pages

Rights

© 1901 A. Spengler, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Bridges -- Foundations and piers -- Design and construction

Thesis Number

T 101

Print OCLC #

5923273

Electronic OCLC #

269848771

Comments

A. Spengler determined to be Albert Spengler and year of degree was conferred from "1874-1999 MSM-UMR Alumni Directory".
Illustrated by author.

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