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Sir-Although I respect the technical virtuosity of Mr. Bolton's paper, I am not in sympathy with its intention which, as I understand it, is to present an alternative method of designing particular types of statically indeterminate frameworks.
A record of the design, development and construction of the first long-span aluminium domes by the two engineers who were solely responsible for them. Their experiences in dealing with the first dome, which was the lightest structure in the world and with the first oil tank roof which w'as the largest all-welded aluminium structure in the world.
W. Hamilton and G.P. Manning
The City of Singapore (City status conferred by Royal Charter on September 22nd, 1951) is famous as an entreport for the export of rubber and tin. Besides this, Communist territoristic activities on the mainland have focused the attention of the world to this island in recent years. The island is of hilly terrain and has a number of streams running through the city; consequently many bridges of various types and spans are necessary to interlace the different parts for communication and transport. The construction of some of these bridges is different from usual practice, and this description may be of interest.