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Great Britain in 1833 Volume 2 by Haussez

Great Britain in 1833 Volume 2
Author: Haussez
Number of Pages: 48 pages
Published Date: 01 May 2012
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781231061510
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1833 Excerpt: ...they traverse; they require less incidental labour or repair; they are not affected by the drought which dries up the waters of canals, nor the frost which impedes their navigation. By means of the application of steam to wheel machinery, heavier burdens may thus be more rapidly transported. All circumstances are in favour of railways, in a country in which iron and coal are cheap, and it is presumable they will prevail, at least in the projected communications.. The most important work of this kind is the railway between Manchester and Liverpool. The cutting through of mountains, the raising of enormous embankments upon valleys, the construction of a road over canals and bridges, thus presenting the phenomena of three modes of transport achieved by different principles, such are the prodigies effected by this recent railway, on which you travel a distance of thirty-two miles (twelve leagues and a half) in eighty minutes. The success which it has obtained cannot fail to give rise to other railways in many localities, and above all in the environs of London, where celerity of communication is deemed of such importance. THE THAMES TUNNEL. Among the works of an extraordinary character, that which has for its object to connect the opposite banks of the Thames, by means of a vaulted tunnel dug under the bed of the river, deserves particular notice. A French engineer conceived and attempted this enterprise, and thanks to the efforts of a genius no less ardent than fruitful in resources, and superior to the obstacles which presented themselves at every step of a soil of capricious variety, which it was impossible to have forseen, Mr. Brunei has executed the half of his daring plan. The whole would, by this time, have been completed, had not the discouraged shareho...

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