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Dr W.W.L. Chan (F) I congratulate the authors (and thank them!) on their excellent and timely paper, drawing together some 25 years’ statistical data on gas explosions. At last we have a rational basis for reviewing acceptable risk and accidental design pressure!
Construction work for two new footbridges across the Thames at Charing Cross is about to begin. Pedestrians crossing the river will soon have the benefit of wide, modem walkways and impressive views upstream to the Palace of Westminster and downstream to St Paul’s Cathedral. The bridges are unique and their design and construction present new challenges to engineers, architects and contractors. John Parker
Site safety John Rolfe, from South Africa, addresses an aspect of safety: I refer to the cover picture of The Structural Engineer for 20 April 1999.