Arch

An arch is a structure that spans a space and supports a load. Arches appeared as early as the 2nd millennium BC in Mesopotamian brick architecture and their systematic use started with the Ancient Romans who were the first to apply the technique to a wide range of structures.

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Arch Of Drusus
... The Arch of Drusus is an ancient arch in Rome, Italy, close to the First Mile of the Appian Way and next to the Porta San Sebastiano ... The exact origins of the Arch are unclear ... Some versions have the arch being constructed as part of a spur added to the Aqua Marcia by Caracalla in 211-216 AD to take water from that aqueduct ...
Arch - Gallery
... The dry stone bridge, so called Porta Rosa (4th century BC), in Elea Arch of Constantine, Rome, Italy commemorating a victory by Constantine I in 312 ...
Dry Arch Park
... Dry Arch Park is the home ground of Bonagee United, an Irish football team ... The ground takes its name from a railway bridge "The Dry Arch" which was situated about 1 km from the pitch ... The Dry Arch Bar, which is situated directly beside the pitch, is also named after the bridge ...
Samuel R. Buxton
... Committee," of attracting interest in a memorial arch to recognize American troops returning home from the First World War ... This arch became the Newport News Victory Arch ...
Tied-arch Bridge - Issues
... by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the FHWA noted that tied-arch bridges are susceptible to problems caused by poor welds at the connection between the arch rib and the tie girders, and at the ... In addition, problems with electroslag welds, while not isolated to tied-arch bridges, resulted in costly, time-consuming and inconveniencing repairs ...

Famous quotes containing the word arch:

    Concord’s little arch does not span all our fate, nor is what transpires under it law for the universe.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Prayer is the fair and radiant daughter of all the human virtues, the arch connecting heaven and earth, the sweet companion that is alike the lion and the dove; and prayer will give you the key of heaven. As pure and as bold as innocence, as strong as all things are that are entire and single, this fair and invincible queen rests on the material world; she has taken possession of it; for, like the sun, she casts about it a sphere of light.
    Honoré De Balzac (1799–1850)

    An arch never sleeps.
    East Indian saying.