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THE building for which, at the time of writing, tenders are being called, is the
new office in Christchurch, NZ., of the State Fire and Accident Insurance Department.
The structural design was carried out along the lines which Mr. Norman Gregory has described in an article published in The Structural Engineer of August, 1931, and it is hoped that what follows may be of some value as a practical example of this method of design.
General Description. The new Tyne Bridge (now known as the Tyne Bridge) built by Messrs. Dorman, Long and Co., Ltd., of Middlesbrough, was opened by the King on Wednesday, October l0th, 1928. It is a road bridge connecting the town of Gateshead, in the county of Durham, to the ancient and busy city of Newcastle, in Northumberland,
and spans the river Tyne by a single arch which carries the roadway.
TENSION members in a structure are of definite and known strength, if the grade of the steel be known. The strength in a test can be predicted with small error.