Canals and canalized rivers: Vernon-Harcourt Lecture 1933-34
|Authors & editors|
|Publisher||Institution of Civil Engineers|
|Year of publication||1934|
English (main text)
|Scope & content||This lecture was delivered on 20 December 1933 to the Student's Meeting of the Institution of Civil Engineers. A similar lecture was delivered in 1912-13 and this lecture updates the engineering developments since the war to design, construct and maintain canals and canalized rivers. |
Contents: Cross section and speed; Locks and lifts; Lock-gates; Lock-sluices; Moorings etc; Weirs and sluices; Reservoirs; Banks and towing paths; Bridges; Developments in England, France, Holland, Sweden and Canada.
There is a fold-out sheet of plates with diagrams of different types of lock (Saltersford Lock and Welland Ship Canal, moveable dams (New York State Barge Canal) and a swing bridge (Weaver Navigation, Acton Swing Bridge).
|Keywords||dams, locks, sluices|
Accession no. 230300
- Shelf location: I600
- Notes: Vernon-Harcourt Lecture 1933 - 1934. Hard-backed reprint