Author: Scott, Leslie
1 October 1933
First published: 1 October 1933
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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 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.
SIR,-Since Mr. Rodmell has been good enough to invite discussion of his admirable article dealing with the above subject published in your September issue, I would like to submit the following remarks relative to some points in his article which appear to me to be controversial.