Read online or download a free book: Minutes Of Proceedings Volume 61
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By: Institution of Civil Engineers (Author)
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 Excerpt: ...per superficial yard is £:43 2s. 3d. In the Paper read before the Institution on 'The City Terminus Extension of the Charing Cross Railway,'1 the cost of the Charing Cross and Cannon Street viaducts, which are works of a similar description to that which has just been described, are given respectively as £:18 and £:24 15s. per superficial yard: so that, notwithstanding the extra expense incurred by sinking the piers of this viaduct to the rock, the cost compares favourably with that of the viaducts across the river Thames. The works were designed by Messrs. Blyth and Cunningham, of Edinburgh, and were carried out under the immediate superintendence of the Author--Messrs. Wm. Arrol and Co., of Glasgow, being the contractors. The communication is illustrated by drawings and photographs, from which certain figures have been selected for reproduction, and Plate 6 has been engraved. 1 Vide Minutes of Proceedings Inst. O.E., vol. xxvii., p. 410. appendix.. (Paper No. 1614.) 'The Hydrogeology of the Lower Greensands of Surrey and Hampshire.' By Joseph Lucas, F.G.S. The lower greensands of Surrey and Hampshire range over portions of four river basins, the Wey, the Arun, the Mole, and the Darent. Of these, the Wey takes nearly the whole visible drainage of the area north-east of Milland Common, Woolmer Pond, and Selborne, and west of Anstiebury Hill and Wotton, the small remainder going to the Arun: the Mole, from Wotton to Blechingley: and the Darent, east of Blechingley. The Wey and the Mole flow across the sands from south to north. The Wey enters the area at the level of 120 feet, and quits it near Guildford at about 110 feet above O.D.: and the Mole enters the area near Brockham, at 135 feet, and quits it near Dorking, at about 1...
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