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1851 Great Exhibition: Official Catalogue: Class VII.: G. Rennie

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98 RENNIE, G., 21 Whitehall Place.

1. Model of a stone bridge proposed for Westminster, and submitted to the Committee of the House of Commons in 1846. Total length, 827 feet; number of arches, 7; total waterway, 768 feet. Spans of arches— Middle arch, 130 feet; two arches, each 120 feet; two arches, 100 feet; two arches, 95 feet. Height above Thames high water— Middle arch, 27 feet; two arches, each 25 feet; two arches, 23 feet; two arches, 20 feet.

2. Model of a bridge proposed for Westminster. Total length, 752 feet; number of arches, 5; total waterway, 690 feet. Middle arch, 150 feet; two side arches, 140 feet; two side arches, 130 feet. Height above tidal waterway— Middle arch, 27 feet 6 inches; two side arches, 25 feet; two side arches, 24 feet.

3. Model of a bridge proposed for Westminster. Number of arches, 7; spans, each 100 feet; height above Thames high water, 26 feet.

4. Model of a bridge recently constructed over the river Meuse, in Belgium, for the Namur and Liege Railway, at Val St. Lambert. Length, 525 feet; number of arches, 5; width, 26 feet; spans, each 80 feet; versed sine, 10 feet.

5. Model for a bow and string girder bridge, proposed to carry the Prussian Railway over the Rhine at Cologne, agreeably to the programme of the Prussian Government. Span of each opening, 572 feet; span of drawbridge, 96 feet, by George Banks Rennie, jun.

6. Model of a design of a Harbour of Refuge for Dover, submitted to the Commissioners, by the same.

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