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nomination ; and every individual who will substitute for stone bridges, (the enormous take the trouble to furnish himself with an expense of which renders the construction of original impression from any one of the test an adequate number impracticable,) bridges dies, may, by comparison, determine whes of wrought iron, which are as strong as ther the note is genuine or not.
stone bridges, and may be built at oneThis invention appears capable of putting fifth of the expense. If, instead of conan entire stop to the forgery of all paper de structing these iron bridges on stone piles, curities, of whatever description.
wood were substituted for the stone, the We understand with pleasure, that the expense would be diminished one-half ; proprietors of this patent have formed a and thus we might have ten wooden connexion with Mr Charles Heath, an emi- bridges for one of stone. The principal nent engraver of this metropolis, and intend advantages of the bridges are : 1. Great to have an extensive and permanent estab- strength ; each arch bearing the weight lishment in London, for the purpose of exe- of a million of killogrammes, (984 tons, cuting work for public or private Banking 7 cwt.), without the necessity of conInstitutions, and also all engravings of structing abutments for the support of which a great number of impressions are the last
arch. 2. The piles may be raised required, which will enable them to furnish at the distance of thirty or forty metres, the work of the best artists at the price paid (98 to 130 feet,) from each other, which for that of a very inferior kind.
must of course diminish expense, and fa. Messrs Perkins and Fairman, it was ge- cilitate navigation. 3. The bridge may nerally expected, would have had the con- be constructed with great expedition, betract with the Bank of England for fur- cause the iron is wrought in the usual way, nishing their new notes. Their plan has and only a slight scaffold is requisite for received the approbation of the most emic raising it. 4. It may be repaired without nent artists of this country, who have signed obstructing the foot.path or carriage-way. a testimonial of its excellence and its capa- 5. It may be raised or lowered at pleasure, bility of answering the end proposed. leaving only the piles standing, which must
The report, however, from the Commis. prove a vast advantage on frontier rivers in sioners appointed by his Majesty, precludes time of war. 6. A portion of the bridge that hope for the present.
may be raised between two piles, sufficient Iron Bridges. A memorial of some in- for the passage of ships.” terest has been presented to the French Shower of Black Dust. - During the night Chamber of Deputies, on the subject of of Tuesday, 16th November, there fell, in wrought-iron bridges, by M. Poyett, the township of Broughton, North America, architect to the Minister of the Interior, on the south shore, so great a quantity of a and to the Chamber, and a member of black powder, as completely to cover the the Institute. “ I propose,” says he,“ to snow which was then on the ground.
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