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If you do a search, you will find that the "legal" use of so-called metric
measure has been in U.S. legislation for a lot longer than you might


And I believe that this was the one that got road and bridge designs
swinging toward metric. The objective was much more extensive conversion.


Paul Ransom, P.Eng.
ph 905 639-9628
fax 905 639-3866

> From: David Topete <d.topete73(--nospam--at)>

> The same goes (metric vs. imperial) for most DoT  and DoD projects...  It
> just the way it is...  It'll take an act of Congr-

> From: Drew Morris <dmorris(--nospam--at)>

> The lottery will occur long before metrification.  I had heard a story
> about a Congressman complaining to the Federal Highway Administration
> about the use of metric units and wanted to know why they were in meters
> instead of feet.  The FHA replied because Congress passed a law in the
> 1970's mandating the use of metric units.
> Gary L. Hodgson and Assoc. wrote:
>> Conrad,
>> On the other hand, so much technical help comes from US sources.  I
>> end up working in both systems. Frustrating.  Another day-dream is
>> that the USA will go metric, and I will also win the lottery to-night.
>> Gary

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