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James Dredge of Bath challenged conventional suspension bridge theory when, in the 1830s, he patented his concept of chains of reducing thickness and inclined hangers. Few examples of his work remain but, until recently, Northern Ireland had four bridges left out of an original batch of five. D. McQuillan
The Part 3 examination held in July 1972 was the last opportunity for a candidate with a HNC (Higher National Certificate equivalent to the current BTEC) background to aspire to chartered status using the normal route: from 1973 onwards a university degree became the essential academic qualification to gain exemption from the Institution’s Part 1 and 2 examinations. J.V. Bull
An automatic, remotely controlled system for monitoring the inservice behaviour of the Foyle Bridge has been developed. Results of both static and dynamic test loadings of the structure are described. Preliminary results of the behaviour of the bridge under a variety of wind-load conditions are reported. T.D. Sloan, J.W. Boyd and A. Thompson