John Monash: Engineering enterprise prior to WW1.

Typical single-span Monier arch bridge.

Oblique bird's eye view with portions cut away to reveal the vault of the arch, with spandrels walls supported on its longitudinal edges. Between the walls is earth fill. On top of them are the parapet walls. At the near end, the approach embankment is cut away to reveal the mass concrete abutment block.

The Monier arch bridge as built by Monash & Anderson.

Engineering drawings of a typical arch.
Longitudinal: half section, half elevation.
Cross-section: half behind abutment, half at centre.

Introduction to Monier Concrete.

Histories of Monash & Anderson's Monier arch bridges:
[Anderson Street (Morell).] [Barber's Ck & Wollert.] [Bendigo.] [Coliban.] [Ford's Ck.] [Fyansford.] [First King's Bridge, Bendigo.] [Porepunkah.] [Wheeler's.]

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