Abstract

"The subject of this treatise is the cost of a structure, which is to take the place of the Beaver Bridge.

This bridge is located on the St. L and San F. Rwy., four miles southwest of Rolla and it spans a deep valley nearly a 1000 ft. in width in the bottom of which runs a small stream The course of roadway over the bridge is N. 24 1/2 E.

The old wooden Howe Truss bridge, being no longer considered perfectly safe, on account of its age, measure was taken to supply its place with some new structure that, with the least expenditure, would carry the road safely over the valley. Now the question before us is this: whether in this case it will cost more to build an Iron Truss bridge, or to construct an embankment, using as the former the peers of the old bridge"--page 2.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

Professional Degree in Civil Engineering

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1879

Pagination

24 pages

Geographic Coverage

Phelps County, Missouri

Rights

© 1879 R. C. Hoyer, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Bridges, Iron and steel -- Design and construction
Embankments -- Design and construction

Thesis Number

T 93

Print OCLC #

5923020

Electronic OCLC #

264802001

Comments

R. C. Hoyer determined to be Rudolph C. Hoyer from "1874-1999 MSM-UMR Alumni Directory".
Holograph [Handwritten and illustrated in entirety by author].
Download includes a transcription of this handwritten thesis.

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