Laying of Flexible Water-Pipes.

Issue 21 and Volume 1892 12.

Laying of Flexible Water-Pipes. The Rotterdam authorities lately started the work of laying a tube in the bed of the River Maas, for the conveyance of water from the intake to the other side of the river, where the town has very much increased in population during the last few years. Up to this moment the water passes through cast-iron pipes, carried under the big foot-bridge connecting the banks of the river. These pipes were about three miles in length, and much too small in diameter to supply the factories and hydraulic cranes, which, with the other causes of water consumption, now require several thousand cubic meters a day. A new and larger pipe was determined upon, but to sink it in the river bed was not an easy job, for the river traffic is heavy at that point. It was impossible to make a wooden structure on which a…

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