1st October 1933
First published: 1st October 1933
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The CHAIRMAN suggested that the Meeting should first discuss Clauses 1 (General), 2 (Dead Loads), and 3 (Imposed Floor Loads), and he invited Mr. Cocking, who had rendered valuable assistance to the Committee, to explain shortly the principle involved in the proposals.
In designing a river bridge, a careful study of currents, together with erosion and silting action of the river, is of importance. Many structures have been badly undermined as a result of this phase of design being neglected. Adequate protection to abutments and piers should form part of the construction programme to ensure that the capital expenditure on the bridge is not mortgaged by heavy maintenance obligations.
THE existence of road corrugation in this and other Colonies has been a matter of concern for some considerable time, and the problem of building roads suitable for modern traffic has been a somewhat perplexing one. In new and undeveloped countries the problem is exceptionally difficult.