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The subject of prestressing covers a process that is relatively new and the inventor and chief protagonist of which died only 20 years ago-Eugene Freyssinet. Indeed, the major innovations in prestressed concrete, and the notable structures that have resulted, have come about in the last 40 years or so; the ‘childhood’ will therefore deal only with a short time-span, up to about 20 years ago. F. Walley
The paper describes the design and construction of Adhamiyah Bridge over the River Tigris in Baghdad. Of steel construction acting compositely with a concrete deck, the cable-stayed bridge is the first of this type to be erected in the Middle East. D.J. Lee and A. Wallace
The first 75th Anniversary function held out-of-house was the Thanksgiving Service at Sr. Lawrence Jewry on 24 November 1983, followed by a Reception at the Guildhall. Nearly 300 members and guests attended the Service and heard the follo wing address by Dr. George Geddes, CBE, FEng (Past President)