july, 2017

12jul9:30 am- 11:30 amSummer Greenlaw Lecture Series: "Bridges" - Wednesday Morning9:30 am - 11:30 am

Event Details

BRIDGES

Lecturer: Barry A. Greenlaw

Building Bridges, not Walls, is seemingly a modern day cry – but building bridges is one of the oldest creations of civilized man. From the ancient Romans until today, the building of bridges has defined man’s progress – spanning bodies of water and deep valleys to improve transportation and communication.

For centuries, stone arches formed the most common bridge type, but with the advent of the Industrial Revolution, new materials of iron and then steel revolutionized the art and technology of bridge building. As did the development of the suspension system of construction which, with modern materials and advanced engineering technology, has made spans more than a mile wide possible.

Bridges, of course, are a practical structure, but they are also, often, an artistic one as well, and the most successful often define a particular place. Who can think of San Francisco, London, Sydney, Florence, Venice, Prague or Brooklyn without an image of each city’s famous bridge (or bridges).

In this four week course, we will look at the history of bridge building, consider a plethora of famous bridges (and some not so famous) with particular emphasis on their builders, whose entire careers were often defined by the bridges they designed and built – Gustave Eiffel, Thomas Telford, John Roebling, Santiago Calatrava, and perhaps the greatest of all, Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

BRIDGES, is a 4-week course, offered three times each week on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m., and on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The course will begin July 11-12, and end on August 1-2, 2017.

If you have questions or need further information, please call Barry Greenlaw at 713-781-9028 or email bagreenlaw@aol.com

 

Click here to download and print registration form.

Make checks payable to Barry A. Greenlaw and enroll by returning this form and fee to Barry A. Greenlaw, P.O. Box 870, Columbus, TX 78934

Confirmation of Registration will be sent out a week before the first session.

 

Time

(Wednesday) 9:30 am - 11:30 am

july, 2017

12jul9:30 am- 11:30 amSummer Greenlaw Lecture Series: "Bridges" - Wednesday Morning9:30 am - 11:30 am

Event Details

BRIDGES

Lecturer: Barry A. Greenlaw

Building Bridges, not Walls, is seemingly a modern day cry – but building bridges is one of the oldest creations of civilized man. From the ancient Romans until today, the building of bridges has defined man’s progress – spanning bodies of water and deep valleys to improve transportation and communication.

For centuries, stone arches formed the most common bridge type, but with the advent of the Industrial Revolution, new materials of iron and then steel revolutionized the art and technology of bridge building. As did the development of the suspension system of construction which, with modern materials and advanced engineering technology, has made spans more than a mile wide possible.

Bridges, of course, are a practical structure, but they are also, often, an artistic one as well, and the most successful often define a particular place. Who can think of San Francisco, London, Sydney, Florence, Venice, Prague or Brooklyn without an image of each city’s famous bridge (or bridges).

In this four week course, we will look at the history of bridge building, consider a plethora of famous bridges (and some not so famous) with particular emphasis on their builders, whose entire careers were often defined by the bridges they designed and built – Gustave Eiffel, Thomas Telford, John Roebling, Santiago Calatrava, and perhaps the greatest of all, Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

BRIDGES, is a 4-week course, offered three times each week on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m., and on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The course will begin July 11-12, and end on August 1-2, 2017.

If you have questions or need further information, please call Barry Greenlaw at 713-781-9028 or email bagreenlaw@aol.com

 

Click here to download and print registration form.

Make checks payable to Barry A. Greenlaw and enroll by returning this form and fee to Barry A. Greenlaw, P.O. Box 870, Columbus, TX 78934

Confirmation of Registration will be sent out a week before the first session.

 

Time

(Wednesday) 9:30 am - 11:30 am

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