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The Reconstruction of the Craigellachie Bridge. Discussion on the paper by W. W. Lowson BSc CEng AM


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Mr. R. J. M. Sutherland: First, I should like to say that this is an excellent paper on a restoration which clearly became a real work of love. I have one slightly critical point; the author says that this bridge is the last surviving remnant of Telford's work in cast iron. I do not really agree with this. Surely the Mythe bridge at Tewkesbury, almost identical in construction, 170 ft span, is still in existence in its original form, except for a concrete deck added in the 1920s. There is another similar Telford bridge of 150 ft span, the Gatton bridge in Birmingham, but I do not know whether anything has happened to that one; also the famous Bettws-y-Coed bridge which was slightly different. Another very similar one cast by Haseltine and clearly derived from but not designed by Telford is the 150 ft span Dee bridge at Eaton Hall and doubtless one could think of others.

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