Author: Lee, Donovan H
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Lee, Donovan H
The expression “Building Regulations” It has come to be used very widely (and one is afraid somewhat loosely) of recent years to cover the whole range of rules applied by
authority to ensure that building shall be carried on to the advantage of the community
and not otherwise.
C. Roland Woods
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 Northern Counties Committee of the London Midland and Scottish Railway has been severely handicapped by the fact that all main line trains have to reverse at Greenisland, 69 miles from Belfast, the main line terminus. This involves delay to trains together with added expense owing to the necessity of providing additional staff and facilities. It was decided to construct a loop or avoiding line 26 miles long, whereby trains could run straight through, thus effecting substantial economies and providing a.n accelerated service to the north and Portrush, which latter place is a popular seaside resort. This work has been carried out in collaboration with the Government of Northern Ireland as an unemployment relief scheme.