HUMBER BRIDGE NEARS COMPLETION

Bridging the Humber was suggested in 1935 with finance (repayable in tolls) being provided in 1971 by central government for its construction. The bridge contracts commenced in 1973 and the bridge carries a four-lane dual carriageway with footpaths and cycleways between hessle on the north bank to Barton-on-Humber on the south bank, the bridge deck being some 30 M above high water. A description is given of the underlying soil strata in the bridge area, and the construction of the anchorages using a blast furnace slag cement to reduce heat of hydration. Details are given of the reinforced concrete towers and their foundations, and the difficulties experienced in siting the caissons on the south side. The bridge superstructure uses taperzoidal hollow box sections built up from stiffened steel plate panels. Following the spinning of the main cables the bridge box sections were lifted into position from pontoons. Road surfacing will be machine-laid asphalt. Information is included from various sources on site investigation earthworks, tower construction, concrete supply, cable wire and other equipment used in the construction of the bridge. (TRRL)

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    Embankment Press Limited

    Building 59, GEC Estate, East Lane
    Wembley, Middlesex HA9 7TQ,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1980-10

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 5
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330812
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM