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NOBODY can look at the Forth Bridge without being aware that it is great not only in size but in conception. It is a mighty work of engineering and it is also a work of art. A. Trystan Edwards
At the commencement of hostilities in 1914 the design and erection of structural steel work was comparatively a new subject in military engineering, and it will be understood that an enormous amount of labour was involved in the development of the details. Gerald M. Flood
The building industry is one of the oldest in the world, for one of the primary needs of mankind is shelter. But it is only within the last half-century that iron and steel have played any large part in it. But even to-day,in the words of Professor Beresford Pite, F.R.I.B .A., in Vol. I. of "Building Construction," "The possibilities of girder and stanchion construction, especially in buildings for commercial purposes, have not yet found their limits." M.B. Buxton