Signs of wear were detected during a routine inspection of the bolts connecting wrought iron hanger rods of the Clifton Suspension Bridge to the shackles. Altogether 66 rods, mainly near the middle of the span, were affected. Temporary wire hangers and steel support cages were rigged up to carry the load whilst the hanger rod was removed and taken to Bristol University for repair. There the 38 mm diameter holes in the eyes at the rod-ends were filled with weld and re-drilled before being fitted with bushes. Bushes in the shackles and cleats, which had to be installed in situ, were set in an injected iron-loaded resin cement. (TRRL)

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    IPC Building and Contract Journals Limited

    Surrey House, 1 Throwley Way
    Sutton, Surrey SM1 4QQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Atkinson, I
  • Publication Date: 1980-8-21

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 19
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 296
    • Issue Number: 5262
    • Publisher: Reed Business Information, Limited
    • ISSN: 0010-7859

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324965
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM