Author: Woods, C Roland
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Woods, C Roland
THE evolution of the bridge has been one long heroic struggle on the part of man
to throw a roadway over a river or a yawning ravine. Whenever a savage stretched a rope
of fibre or a strip of hide across a river or chasm, in that lay the embodiment of the
principal of the latest suspension bridge. If he threw a tree-trunk over, he anticipated the girder bridge. When he overhung logs from opposite sides to meet in the centre, he anticipated the true cantilever bridge. If he inclined two logs or stones towards each other and covered and connected them at the top with a flat stone, he came very near to devising the cantilever and girder bridge in one direction, or the arch in the other.
Capt. R.D. Heseltine
THE results of the Portland Travelling Scholarship for 1933 were announced at the General Meeting of the he was awarded the Neale Bursary of the Institution on the 26th October. It will be remembered that the Directors of the British Portland Cement Association Limited, generously agreed to establish this scholarship value;E306; :he competition to be divided into two sections-one for £150 to be held in 1932, and the second for £150 to be held in 1933. The subject for the 1933 competition was the design of a concrete sports stand. After careful consideration, the Adjudicators made the following awards, which were confirmed by the Council :-
SIR,-Will Mr. F. H. Thomas kindly give information on one point suggested by his useful article on Combined Stresses in Beams, in the October Structural Engineer?