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Eiffel - While the Eiffel tower was a stupendous...
While the Eiffel tower was a stupendous conception, and will stand as completed the marvel of modern engineering, no new principles are involved in its construction. In fact, to an engineer, the most wonderful thing about the tower is its simplicity. The way for the Eiffel tower, both in conception and execution, was paved, after a fasnion, by the work on the Garobit viaduct and the Taraes bridge, both of which were built by Eiffel. In fact, the construction of bridges and viaducts, without the use of scaffolding or false work, by making the several parts balance themselves as the work progresses, owes much to this French engineer.

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  1. The Abbeville Press And Banner,
  2. 01 May 1889, Wed,
  3. Page 6

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