This supplement describes the longest single-span suspension bridge in the world that crosses the River Humber. The bridge is scheduled to be officially opened in mid-July. It is the most costly bridge ever to be built in the United Kingdom. Some technical aspects of its construction are examined: foundations (reinforced concrete blocks founded inhard chalk on the north shore, open-dredged reinforced concrete caissons founded in clay 33 M below the river bed on the south shore), tower design (trapezoidal hollow box deck girder built up from welded stiffened steel plate panels. The box section is 22 M, 4,5 M deep with 3 M wide panels cantilevering from each side of the box to carry the walkways). Details are also given of the galvanized drawn wire cables and machine laid asphalt wearing course. The economic consequences for the region of the construction of the bridge are studied. The supplement also contains a preview of the Public Works and Municipal Services Congress and Exhibition: "International Construction Equipment 81", which is taking place at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. (TRRL)

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    Municipal Engineering Publications, Limited

    178-202 Portland Street
    London W1N 6NH,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1981-2-10

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  • Accession Number: 00335024
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM