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It was the Romans, constructing their networks of roads and aquifers, who established the fundamental technical foundations for viaduct and aqueduct construction in Europe that would remain the standard into the early modern period. In due course, reference to structural forms and techniques of Antiquity combined with new theoretical knowledge made it possible to replace hea…

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Bühler, Dirk, “Bridge”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 28 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_017804>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160907

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