Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers Volume 125
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...bringing the work described in the Paper to a successful conclusion. There were points of difference between the two works which were very instructive. The mattress work, for example, which was so largely used in the Mississippi, was effectual to a greater degree there than in the case of the Tampico harbour works, because of the remarkable silting up in the Mississippi. At the mouths of the Mississippi, the climate was very bad; but it was far better than the climate at the Isthmus of Thuantepec, where the Author had carried out the railway; and it was not to be wondered at, under those circumstances, that fcis health had suffered much in the execution of his duty. Be was sure the members would unite, not only in thanking the Author for the interest he had shown in the Institution by coo Mr. Matthews. Sir Benjsmiu tributing this valuable Paper to its Proceedings, but also in Baker. assuring him, on the part of British engineers, that they wished him a long life, and a continuance of energy to carry out the useful works which had hitherto distinguished his career. Mr. Wiluam Matthews, of Westminster, said the subject of the Author's excellent Paper was not one which lent itself to much discussion. A combination of Mr. Eads with the Author, naturally led to the works being well designed and efficiently executed. It was impossible not to be struck with the excellent results produced. From the diagram of the entrance, it might be concluded that an extension of the moles would be required at some future date, as there had been a considerable accretion to the south of the south jetty, which was no fault of the works. The moles had gone quite far enough to effect the present object; and when occasion required, there would be no difficulty in...
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