Technology in Bridge Building Research Proposal by write123

Technology in Bridge Building
A brief literature review of the history of technology in bridge building as part of a research proposal.
# 105943 | 1,285 words | 3 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jul 22, 2008 in Engineering (General) , History (General) , Research Designs (General)

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This paper explains that, to completely comprehend the different methods and materials associated with bridge building and to understand the history of technology in this area, one must first grasp the materials used in construction, how they are used and what technology is applied in their use. The paper then explains that the purpose of the research proposed is to provide a better understanding of materials and technology that have been historically utilized in building bridges including elements of hydraulics and drilling. The paper includes two tables.

Table of Contents:
Statement of Thesis
Study Purpose
Significance of Study
Questions of the Research
Literature Review
Summary of Literature Reviewed
Recommendation for Further Research

From the Paper:

"A great new range of materials has opened up for the use of 20th-century man: refractory metals, light alloys, plastics, and synthetic fibers, for example. Some of these do better, or cheaper, what the older ones did; others have combinations of properties that enable entirely new devices to be made or quite new effects to be achieved. We now employ in industrial processes a majority of the ninety-two elements in the periodic table, which are found in nature, whereas until a century ago, all but 20, if known at all, were curiosities of the chemistry laboratory."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Materials and Man's Needs: Materials Science and Engineering -- Volume I, The History, Scope, and Nature of Materials Science and Engineering (1975) Supplementary Report of the Committee on the Survey of Materials Science and Engineering, National Academy of Sciences Online available at:
  • Zagreb, Darko Zubinic (1995) History of Croatian Science Della Mercatura e del mercante perfetto . Online available at:
  • Robbins, Eleanora I.; and Welter, Myma H. (2001) Building Stones And Geomorphology Of Washington, D.C. (2001) The Jim O'connor Memorial Field Trip 14 May 2001. Online available at:

Cite this Research Proposal:

APA Format

Technology in Bridge Building (2008, July 22) Retrieved September 24, 2023, from

MLA Format

"Technology in Bridge Building" 22 July 2008. Web. 24 September. 2023. <>