AN UNUSUAL PRECAUTION. Staithes Viaduct, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, carries the Loftus-
STAITHES VIADUCT is 770 ft in length and stands 152 ft above the bed of the beck. It is divided into seventeen spans, some of which are 60 ft and some 30 ft. As completed in 1875, each of the piers consisted of two tubular columns of plate iron filled with cement and braced together at intervals. In 1883 the piers were all connected by means of longitudinal bracing to increase the strength of the viaduct, Staithes Station is ten a a quarter miles north-
[From part 47, published 20 December 1935]
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