An Account of the Construction of the Britannia and Conway Tubular Bridges: With a Complete History of Their Progress from the Conception of the Original Idea, to the Conclusion of the Elaborate Experiments which Determined the Exact Form and Mode of Construction Ultimately Adopted
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