Second life of a tied-arch bridge


Journal Article

Henry Petroski shared his views on the structural engineering aspect of the tied-arch bridge located located in front of Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts, US. The 150-year old bridge was re-constructed to retain its original design and condition. The bridge encouraged Henry Petroski to gather more information about it and the engineer who originally designed it. Extensive research followed after which Henry Petroski came to know that the Merrimack bridge was a type of tied arch or bowstring arch bridge, which had significant advantages over the traditional arch bridge.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Petroski, H

Published Date

  • March 1, 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 103 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 94 - 97

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-0996

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1511/2015.113.94

Citation Source

  • Scopus