You can identify the Corinthian style from the leaves at the top, and this is the kind most often chosen by the old bridge designers working in iron.
Wonderful brick columns were used in some of the early railway bridges, those of long span in Cornwall being particularly impressive. The modern concrete column tends to be plain and severe in treatment.
The principal requirement of a column is that it shall neither crush nor buckle under load. Further reference to this is made under "Struts" .
You can see the drawing.
ANTERIOR | ARRIBA | SIGUIENTE