Tag Archives: engineering marvels

Engineering an Empire – Egypt

A document by the History Channel which examines the numerous engineering feats the Egyptians undertook 5000 years ago to create some marvels that still stand today. Engineering an Empire - Egypt

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A historical narrative of the Transcontinental Railroad

By the middle of the 19th century, the benefits brought by the host of advances of the industrial age were gradually beginning to reach America, which soon developed a spectacular achievement of its own – the Transcontinental Railway, reaching right across the continent. They battled against hostile terrain, hostile inhabitants, …

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Construction of the Millau Viaduct

2,460 m (8,071 ft): total length of the roadway 7: number of piers 77 m (253 ft): height of Pier 7, the shortest 343 m (1,125 ft): height of Pier 2, the tallest (245 m/804 ft at the roadway’s level) 87 m (285 ft): height of a mast 154: number of shrouds 270 m (886 ft): average height of the roadway 4.20 m …

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