Author: Bridges, G P
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Bridges, G P
I CANNOT do better than introduce this short account of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, by quoting the words of Governor Frank F. Merriam, Chairman of the California
Toll Bridge Authority, in his preface to the First Annual Report on the progress of the
scheme, issued on July lst, 1934. He there says:-
"The end of the first year in the construction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has given the people of California visual evidence that the project which has dwelt in the minds of the people around San Francisco Bay for three-quarters of a century, but
which many times had been declared by authorities to be an impossible dream. is now far advanced towards completion.
Professor J. Husband
Mr. H. J. DEANE, B.Eng., M.Inst.C.E. (Past President), proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. Snow and referred to the paper as one of the most delightful, comprehensive and instructive that had been presented to the Institution for many years.
SIR,-with reference to the letter from Mr. G. M. Frost, on page 166 of your March issue, may I be allowed to correct one of the figures given for the large Hyperbolic Cooling Towers erected from the designs of L. G. Mouchel and Parhers, for the Klip Station of the Victoria Falls and Transvaal Power Company? The diameter of each of the 5 towers now completed and of the 6th in course of erection, at base level, is 180ft., and not 100ft. The height given, viz., 220ft., is correct.