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THIS specification covers the design of bridges, and is a notable addition to the matter extant upon this subject. It is interesting as there is no other generally-known specification in this country with which to compare it; and it is difficult to find any text books which cover all the points of design called for in this specification, except by having recourse to matter published abroad. The specification appears to be moulded along the lines of the Canadian and American, and to some extent the German specifications, and comparison with these is interesting.
A TRUE record of the repairs of Tintern Abbey will not fail to indicate that a very great advance in the scientific analysis, understanding and treatment of ancient monuments was made possible by cxpericnce as the work progressed, and that as the result of this fuller knowledge certain expedients were adopted in the later stages of the work which would have been considered absolutely beyond the scope of the conservator’s art at the commencement of operations.
A meetinf of the Institution was held at Denison House, Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, S. W., on Thursday, February 21, 1924, when a paper on “Column Fallacies” was read by Dr. E. H. Salmon, D.Sc.