The Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal, Volume 4

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Published for the proprietor, 1841 - Architecture

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Page 30 - ... no reduction or advance in any such tolls shall be made either directly or indirectly in favour of or against any particular company or person travelling upon or using the railway.
Page 85 - Arabia. Contiguous to it is a mountain, which stretches towards Memphis, and contains quarries of stone. Commencing at the foot of this, it extends from west to east, through a considerable tract of country, and where a mountain opens to the south, is discharged into the Arabian gulf.
Page 47 - Nothing is so glorious in the eyes of mankind, and ornamental to human nature, setting aside the infinite advantages which arise from it, as a strong steady masculine piety ; but enthusiasm and superstition arc the weaknesses of human reason, that expose us to the scorn and derision of infidels, and sink us even below the beasts that perish.
Page 161 - Gravesend steamer, one hundred and forty-five feet long, by nineteen feet beam, had two engines of fifty horses power each; the speed was insufficient, being only twelve and a half miles through the water; but when the same engines were placed in the
Page 210 - ... circuit, being that, in many places round the city, there were deep morasses, so that it was judged to no purpose to raise turrets there, where they were so naturally fortified. Between the wall and the houses, there was a space left round the city of two hundred feet. " That the work might be the more speedily dispatched, to each of her friends was allotted a furlong, with an allowance...
Page 197 - ... bridge remained in the same state until the hurricane of the 6th and 7th of January, 1839; during the night of the 6th, all approach to the bridge was impracticable ; the bridge-keeper, however, ascertained that the roadways were partially destroyed, and he in consequence traversed the strait in a boat in time to prevent the down mail from London driving on to the bridge. When the day broke, it was found that the centre footpath alone remained entire, while both the carriage ways were fractured...
Page 42 - Artachasus, one of the engineers, who appears by all accounts to have been one of the greatest men of the day, for he was in stature the tallest of all the Persians, and wanted only the breadth of four fingers to complete the full height of five regal cubits ; his voice also was stronger than that of any other man. By descent he derived his blood from the noble family of...
Page 43 - ... men. The rest that had survived the ravages of war, famine, and pestilence, followed Xerxes on his route home. XERXES' BRIDGE. The famous bridge of Xerxes across the Hellespont, the strait which joins the Archipelago and the sea of Marmora.
Page 195 - ... register ton, whereas on the Clyde, there were steamers of seventy to eighty tons register, having single engines, with cylinders of fifty-four inches diameter, which was more than one hundred horses power. It would appear that this application of extra power had only obtained a very moderate speed, while the great first outlay, with the commensurate current expenses, had reduced the commercial profit to the lowest point, — of this the proprietors...
Page 30 - Viet. c. xxvii., which applied to the whole line so extended ; and the twenty-fourth section enacts, that the charges, by the said recited acts or either of them, authorized to be made *for the carriage of any passengers, goods, animals, or other matters or things to be conveyed by the said company, or for the use of any steam power or carriage to be supplied by the said company, shall be, at all times, charged equally to all persons, and after the same rate per mile, or per ton per mile, in respect...

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