Progress Report from the Select Committee on Construction of the Telephone Tunnels; Together with the Proceedings of the Committee, Minutes of Evidence, and Appendix

Progress Report from the Select Committee on Construction of the Telephone Tunnels; Together with the Proceedings of the Committee, Minutes of Evidence, and Appendix

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... the tunnel and the front of the building, and that stack was placed over work we had renewed. 3309. You did not take out and re-ram in an efficient manner, according to your own ideas, the stuff on the side of the tunnel farthest removed from the building? No. 3310. Well, if that were faulty, and if the side nearest the building were solid, and if a heavy weight were placed there, any subsidence there would have a tendency to throw the whole of those bricks into the street, would it not? If the weight rested on the faulty part outside; but, as I said, the stack was about 8 feet wide, and the footpath was 12 feet wide, and I think that the outside of the stack would have extended much further, if not to the crown of the arch, which I presume was meant to resist the weight above it. 3311. Assuming the path to be 12 feet wide and the tunnel to be in the centre of the path, would not the centre of the tunnel be 6 feet from your building lino? Yes, about. 3312. And were those bricks stacked close up to your building line? Yes; twice we had to shift them to do work in connection with the front of the building. I had not the control of that job, which I would have wished to have had. The clerk of works or the foreman there did not work under my instructions. I was simply there to see that the work was carried out according to the drawings which had been submitted by the lessees to the trustees of the property. 3313. Assuming that the bricks were stacked close to the building line, and that the stack was 8 feet wide, it would extend 2 feet past the centre of the tunnel? Yes, of course it would. 3314. And any subsidence in the ground on which they rested would have a tendency to throw them over into the street to the danger of the traffic? Tes;...show more

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  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 445g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236936787
  • 9781236936783