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Models of bridges in the Regia Scuola di applicazione per gli ingegneri in Padua

Models of bridges in the Regia Scuola di applicazione per gli ingegneri in Padua

Description

A collection of models of components and whole bridges that belongs to the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering (ICEA). Intended as teaching aids, they were made at the end of the nineteenth century for the “Cabinet of Bridges” at Padua’s “Royal School of Application for Engineers”, which was directed at that time by Pio Chicchi. They speak of a period of technological development and enthusiasm for construction that led to the erection of some of the great European bridges in the second half of the 19th century.


Subject


• metal bridges, wooden bridges, bridges, supports, hinges, wooden constructions, metal constructions

Object languages:

Italian

Sources


• Digitale-UniPd-ICEA-e-altri-Modelli-ponti