BRIDGE AT BALLACHULISH WILL OPEN UP THE ROAD TO THE ISLES

This article describes the building of a bridge across Ballachulish at Glencoe. The bridge is described as an assymetric and continuous three-span, through-type truss girder bridge with an independent composite deck. It will relieve the Ballachulish Ferry and the 26 km detour through Kinlochleven for heavy lorries. The carriageway width is 7.3 with two footpaths. The south terminal abutment is anchored onto rock knoll while the north terminal abutment is on a spread foundation, and the pier foundation is 3M deep on steel h piles. Pier bases were constructed in cofferdam. Bays in the 183m main span will be cantilevered out from both sides of the strait to complete the crossing. The bridge should be completed in October. (TRRL)

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 42-44
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00396866
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1986 12:00AM