This article describes the progress being made with the erection of the 124 deck sections of the humber suspension Bridge. Except for the hessle side span, which is over land, each deck section is lifted from pontoon by gantries running on the bridge cables, and then suspended by its hangers. A combination of suitable weather, daylight and high tide is necessary for achieving the target, when possible, of erecting two spans in a day. Winches control the positions of the gantries and lifting operations. Mention is made of the bonus scheme arranged with the labour force to meet certain target dates. The analysis of the erection procedure is made by computer to predict when welding operations for joining the sections will be possible. Tests being carried out suggest that the 38 mm thick mastic asphalt surfacing could be laid by machine instead of the usual hand-laying method. It is hoped to complete the bridge in October 1980. (TRRL)

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    IPC Building and Contract Journals Limited

    Surrey House, 1 Throwley Way
    Sutton, Surrey SM1 4QQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Heywood, P
  • Publication Date: 1979-12-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 33-36
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 292
    • Issue Number: 5231
    • Publisher: Reed Business Information, Limited
    • ISSN: 0010-7859

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00309795
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 5 1980 12:00AM