Author: Stroyer, P R N
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Stroyer, P R N
IN the last chapter I attempted an analysis of the various ways in which the structural
members in works of architecture or engineering are commonly joined together, and I expressed the view that the character of those junctions was one of the chief determining factors in the creation of style. It was found that the method of joining together steel girders by rivetting plates or angle irons to the flanges resulted in an arrangement of structural members peculiarly lacking in all the qualities of formal expression.
A. Trystan Edwards
Sir,-Never having seen the above Bridge, except from a distance, and in illustrations, I should be interested to know if you can ascertain the function of the hangers in the approach spans. In other bridges of this type which have hangers in the approach spans
such as the Brooklyn Bridge or Hammersmith Bridge, these hangers support, the floor in a similar way to the hangers in the main span.
The effect of slenderness.
In our consideration of reinforced concrete columns we have so far not taken into account the effect of slenderness or buckling tendency upon the determination of the safe stress which a given column can carry.
Ewart S. Andrews