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WELSH ENGINEERS. Speaking of Welshmen, "Engineering" said that Sir Hugh Myddleton, a native of Denbighshire, projeeted and constructed the New River, which has supplied London with water since the days of James the Firdt. It was finished on Michaelmas Day, 1613. Sir Hugh was ruined, but he was created a baro- net. u The King paid half the expenses. The 72 shares which in his day paid only £ 5 per share per annum, now secures £ 3,000 per annum. Lewis Morris was a land surveyor, and held the appointment of collector of customs and salt duties at Holyhead. In 1737 the Admiralty appointed him to survey the coast of Wales, and his survey, which was published in 1748, the first known pub- lication under the authority of the Admir- alty, is a most valuable and useful record or the complicated navigation of Carnarvon Bay and the Menai Straits 152 years ago. He was a scientific engineer, and one of his indentions was called the "Porcupine." It was used to erode or disntegrate the surface of bars and sandbanks, so that they might be easily removed and dispersed by the scour of the tide. A somewhat similar, but infinitely superior, machine has only recently been reinvented by Mr. W. H. Wheeler, and called an Eroder." William Edwards, who was born in Glamorganshire in 1719, was a self-made genius. In 1746 he under- took, without any engineering training, to build a bridge over the Taff. He did so, and it was much admired. It stood for two and a half years, when it was completely carried away by a tremendous flood. He imme- diately commenced a new one of one arch having a span of 140ft. The arch was com- plete, but the keystone was crushed out by the enormous pressure over the haunches, aud the bridge was wrecked. Undaunted, Edwards immediately set to work with a new and original invention. By means of three circular openings through the haunches of the and, he so reduced their weight and the pressure that the bridge was completed in 17E.5. and it remains to this day at Pontypridd a beautiful object, and a splendid monument of his patience and perseverance.

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