LOCH AWE'S LOW ROAD

Details are given of the methods of construction used for a section of road built on the north shore of Loch Awe, Scotland, and the Constructional problems caused by difficult foundation conditions, undivertable traffic, changing water levels and congested concrete pouring conditions. It was found that ground conditions made three different types of construction necessary. At the western end a 230 ft long reinforced concrete box was built on scree deposits overlaying rock. The center section comprised an 870 ft-long reinforced concrete Viaduct. Because of underlying rocks, the third section consisted of three 215 ft spans with prestressed, precast concrete box beams. /TRRL/

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Cement and Concrete Association

    52 Grosvenor Gardens
    London SW1W 0AQ,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1973-3

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 26-28
  • Serial:
    • CONCRETE
    • Volume: 7
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: THE CONCRETE SOCIETY
    • ISSN: 0010-5317

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00083766
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM