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The rock bolt shown in the photo to the left does not seem to be supporting the wire mesh. The wire mesh is on the outside of the rock bolt. The wording of the article should be changed that describes this photo or the photo changed.

Moreover, the wire mesh is inadequate por support, not being of the triple torsion type. It is merely a restrain on pedestrian and intruders. The mesh is not related to the civil work, and the picture caption should say so.

5 September 2008 - The history given on this page is misleading. According to a engineering manual on rock reinforcement, rock bolts date back to Roman times and were applied to mine support in North Wales in 1890 and in coal mines in 1905 and 1917. The St Joseph Lead Company in Missouri is cited as the first large mining company to apply rock bolts systematically, begining in the late 1920s. The source for this information is the Engineering Manual No 1110-2-2907, published by the Dept of the Army, Wash. D.C., 15 Feb. 1980. which has an extensive History Appendix. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 138.194.55.74 (talk) 07:09, 5 September 2008 (UTC)