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SIR,-There are several things of interest to me in the July issue of The Structural
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.