Friarton bridge over the river Tay at Perth is a multispan bridge comprising two independent welded steel box girders, each with a composite lightweight concrete deck slab. The bridge is notable for being one of the first in the United Kingdom to use structural lightweight concrete in its construction, which made composite construction economic for the river span; also for being the first major structure to be designed to the "interim design and workmanship rules" (successor to the "Merrison" rules). This design was chosen after tenders had been called for each of two alternative designs, the other being a prestressed concrete cable-stayed box beam bridge. The paper describes the evolution of the final scheme, its design, construction, and some of the problems encountered. (Author/TRRL)

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    Institution of Structural Engineers

    11 Upper Belgrave Street
    London,   United Kingdom  SW1X 8BH
  • Authors:
    • Kerensky, O A
    • Robinson, J
    • Smith, B L
  • Publication Date: 1980-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 395-404
  • Serial:
    • Structural Engineer
    • Volume: 58A
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: Institution of Structural Engineers
    • ISSN: 1466-5123

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334105
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM