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By Hunter Davies

A lot is understood concerning the achievements of George Stephenson and of his notorious construction, the Rocket, but little is understood of the fellow himself. This quantity is a profile of the self-taught and sometimes testy Geordie, whose Victorian invention is now the spine of each country on the earth.

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29). 30). 30 Filled Steel Grate Deck. 31 Wearing Surface of Extruded FRP Deck Panels. 31). 32). Provisions must be made to convey precipitation away from driving lanes and off the deck. If a bridge is relatively short, curb or barrier rail may direct drainage down the curb line of the deck and off of the approach at the downhill end of the bridge. Alternately, open railing may allow runoff over the side of the deck. However, if a bridge is long enough and open rail cannot be used in order to prevent the spread from runoff into driving lanes; drains through the deck must be provided.

5). The foundations of buried structures are typically founded in the soil mantle and do not extend to bedrock material as is more common is longer spanned structures. 5 Inside of Reinforced Concrete Arch. 6 Reinforced Concrete Box With Concrete Apron. due to undermining of the support mantle due to the flow of water at either the entrance or the exit of the conduit. To protect the supporting soil mantle, a concrete apron may be placed at either the entrance or exit end of the conduit, depending on the need.

However, an integral abutment may be built by placing the abutment beam first, then setting the superstructure on top and casting the portion above the beam integral with the rest of the superstructure. 14, the entire cross-section of the abutment must move with the superstructure, the beam would be considered as substructure. 15). 16A). An abutment in which a wall bears the weight of the superstructure down to the foundation and retains the full height of the embankment fill is a full height, cantilever, or closed abutment.

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