A Life Like Other People's by Alan Bennett

By Alan Bennett

FROM certainly one of BRITAIN'S maximum residing WRITERS AND the writer OF THE unusual READER, A kin MEMOIR AND certain paintings OF ART—A sensible different IS ALAN BENNETT AT HIS BEST

In this poignant memoir of his parents' marriage, Alan Bennett remembers the misplaced international of his formative years and the lives, loves, and deaths of his unforgettable aunties, Kathleen and Myra. First released within the acclaimed assortment Untold Stories, this soft, intimate kin portrait fantastically captures the Bennetts' hopes, disappointments, and longing for a practical different people's. With the surprising descent of his mom into melancholy, and later dementia, Bennett uncovers a long-held kinfolk mystery during this terribly relocating and now and then irresistibly humorous paintings of autobiography.

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Following the OECD Report on Bridge Inspection, 1 most Bridge Management-An Overview 21 countries have adopted a strategy based on a hierarchy of bridge inspection as follows: (a) General inspection which is a visual examination at not more than 2yearly intervals but without the use of special access equipment. (b) Principal inspections which are a detailed examination of all exposed parts ofthe structure from within touching distance, generally at not more than 6-yearly intervals. (c) Special inspections are again a close examination but of specific parts of the structure following the findings of another inspection or some special loading event such as passage of abnormal Ioads, ftoods, heavy wind or mining.

6. Routine maintenance is obviously good value for money. There should be a code of practice for routine maintenance which should give frequency and standards for such maintenance. 7. There should be a code of practice for the assessment of existing structures. 8. Axle weights and spacings should be controlled when gross vehicle weights are increased. REFERENCES 1. Road Research: Bridge Inspection. OECD, Paris, 1976. 2. Trunk Road Management and Maintenance Notice: Trunk Road and Motorway Structures-Records and Inspection (TRMM 2/88).

Maintenance lists and programmes were all manually produced, which was adequate at that time to deal with the relatively small budgets and work involved. As-built drawings were not always properly made and valuable information had been lost, particularly during the various local government reorganisations The inspection cycle was often ad hoc or reactive to need or public demand. This changed in 1977 with BE 4/77, which introduced the notion ofthe principal inspections. Financial control was separate and again largely paper based.

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