The short article describes how foundation caissons for Britan's first build-operate-transfer road bridge, manufactured in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, are being used in the construction of the 9,127 ft long bridge in Dartford, near London. The caissons for this bridge, which is centered on a 1,476-ft steel, cable-stayed main span hung from 295-ft-high pylons, each measure 170x92x57 ft. They are divided by internal partitions into 40 cells. The external walls are 1.6 ft thick and heavily reinforced. The slipforming of the caissons, their transport to England, and their installation are briefly described.

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    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

    330 West 42nd Street
    New York, NY  United States  10036
  • Publication Date: 1989-6

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  • Pagination: p. 13
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  • Accession Number: 00485182
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1989 12:00AM