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The Victoria Bridge: 150 Years of Uninterrupted Service to Montreal: 1859 Wrought Iron Tube 1898 Steel Truss


The Victoria Bridge: 150 Years of Uninterrupted Service to Montreal: 1859 Wrought Iron Tube 1898 Steel Truss

McQueen, Hugh (2010) The Victoria Bridge: 150 Years of Uninterrupted Service to Montreal: 1859 Wrought Iron Tube 1898 Steel Truss. [Video]

[img] Other (Part 1 Victoria Tubular Bridge, Preparation to 1857 [MPEG-4 (H.264, 640x480; AAC, Stereo)])
[img] Other (Part 2 Victoria Bridge, Wrought Iron 1856[MPEG-4 (H.264, 640x480; AAC, Stereo)])
[img] Other (Part 3 Victoria Tubular Tube Construction 1859 [MPEG-4 (H.264, 640x480; AAC, Stereo)])
[img] Other (Part 4 Victoria Steel Truss, Double Track 1898 [MPEG-4 (H.264, 640x480; AAC, Stereo)])
[img] Other (Part 5 Victoria Spur Lift-Spans Over Seaway 1958 [MPEG-4 (H.264, 640x480; AAC, Stereo)])
[img] Other (Overview - MPEG-4 (H.264, 640x480; AAC, Stereo))

Official URL: http://users.encs.concordia.ca/~mcqueen/


Part 1.VICTORIA TUBULAR BRIDGE, PREPARATION TO 1857 (~17 min):Social, National, Technical Factors; Railroad Vibrations – Bridge Problems; Site of Bridge above the Port (Kieffer/s); Survey, Pier markers Through Winter Ice Piers, Prows Constructed to Resist the Ice

Part 2.VICTORIA BRIDGE, WROUGHT IRON 1856-1859 (~22 min): Ductile Forged Iron, Plentiful British Mills ; Fairbairn/Stephenson Riveted Tube; Brittania Tubular 140m Spans 1850; Canada Few Mills, Prefabricated Britain Victoria Single Track Opened 1859

Part 3. VICTORIA TUBULAR TUBE CONSTRUCTION 1859(~17 mins): Grand Trunk RailRoad: Portland ME to Toronto; Box girder, ship plate–rib structure, riveted; 24 spans 75m + center 100m (trains only in box); Wrought Iron punched components from Britain; Flowering of Montreal society & industry

Truss Design Perfected, Riveted Beams; Steel Replaced Forged Iron, No Mills Canada; Double Track Truss Built Around Tube; Roadways (Outside Truss) a First 1898 Twice Weight, Four Times Capacity

Part 5. VICTORIA SPUR LIFT-SPANS OVER SEAWAY 1958 (~14 mins: Twin Lift Spans at Ends St. Lambert Lock; Switch and Spur Introduced into Bridge; Traffic Runs on Under–track Girders; Spur Truss of Rolled Beams, Welded Road on Fly-over, Canal Banks

Part 6. Overview of Video Lectures

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Item Type:Video
Authors:McQueen, Hugh
ID Code:6895
Deposited On:17 Nov 2010 17:37
Last Modified:28 Jul 2015 19:47
Additional Information:Videos from Baffle Productions. They were made by Andy Agostino by video recording Professor McQueen giving a lecture in a fireside manner. From this and the power point slide presentation, he merged the sound track with the slides to provide a clear image of them. This project was carried out in association with Sam Allison, a retired high school history teacher, who is the local director of the Jeanie Johnston Foundation with the objective of providing teaching aids for science and history classes. The information on the Victoria Bridge is one vital link in a project on the Grand Trunk Rail Road.
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