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International Congress of Navigation (12th : 1912 : Philadelphia)
Publication Information:
Brussels : Executive committee [1911]
Physical Description:
110 pamphlets. : illustrations, plates, maps, plans, tables, diagrams (part color) ; 25 cm
General Note:
No. 52, 61, 62, 70, 79, 89, 102, 110 wanting.

In 4 portfolios, with title: Permanent international association of navigation congresses. XIIth congress, Philadelphia, 1912.

The reports, which cover thirteen "questions and communications", are consecutively numbered 1-118 (including three supplementary papers numbered 3bis, 28bis, and 44bis)

Nos. 7,17,25,26,50,66,75,87,92,99,115, were never published.

CONTENTS: 1st section: Inland navigation: Q̲u̲e̲s̲t̲i̲o̲n̲s̲:


CONTENTS: 2d section: Ocean navigation. Q̲u̲e̲s̲t̲i̲o̲n̲s̲:
1. Improvement of rivers by regulation and dredging and if needs be, by reservoirs. Determination of the case in which it is preferable in resort to such works rather than to canalization or the construction of a lateral canal.

2. Dimensions to be assigned, in any given country, to canals of heavy traffic. Principles of operating. Dimensions and equipment of the locks.

3. Intermediate and terminal ports. Best methods for combining, facilitating and harmonizing the transfer of freight between waterways and railways.

1. Application of reinforced concrete to hydraulic works.

2. Dimensions to be given to maritime canals. (Technical point of view. Probable dimensions of the sea-going vessels of the future)

3. Mechanical equipment of ports.

1. High-powered dredges and means for removing rock under water.

2. Report on the most recent works constructed at the more important sea ports and especially on those relating to breakwaters. Applications of reinforced concrete; means for insuring its preservation.

3. Bridges and ferry bridges; tunnels under waterways used for ocean navigation.--Economic and technical study.

4. Safety and navigation. Lighted buoys.
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