Institution of Civil Engineers Minutes of proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers Volume 78

Minutes of proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers Volume 78

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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. 1884 Excerpt: ...adopt measures for ascertaining the traffic-weight per yard width in a street before deciding to lay down wood pavement, as such information might prevent contractors from submitting a maintenance-tender regardless of the duty the pavement has to perform, and that complete records of annual cost and wear should be kept. He again ventures to remark that it cannot be too strongly urged that the greatest discretion should be exercised in the acceptance of tenders for construction and maintenance, and that no reasonable expense should be spared in providing ample and competent supervision. Under these circumstances he is of opinion that a close-jointed plain system of pavement, judiciously and faithfully carried out, and improved upon from time to time, will give good economic results, as well as ensure a sound and suitable carriageway pavement. _.. Lastly, the Author submits: (1.) That where the ascertained annual cost of maintaining and cleansing a macadamized carriageway exceeds 2s. 2d. per square yard, or whero the traffic is so considerable that a quieter and cleaner pavement is deemed essential, the siibstitution of wood is desirable. (2.) That experience has proved wood pavement to be an economical and a convenient carriageway pavement for the streets of tho Metropolis. (3.) That, notwithstanding many former instances of failure, the modern system has achieved a fair amount of success, and there is no apparent reason why its use should not be extended. The Paper is accompanied by several diagrams, from which riates 9 and 10, and the woodcuts in the text, have been prepared. APPENDIX. I.--Mileage and Natcre of Metropolitan Street Carriage-way Pavements, March 1884. 1. Islington. 2. Lambeth. 3. Camherwell 4. Hackney. 5. SL Pancras 6. Lewiaham. 7. Kensingto...