In the 1990 Concrete Society Awards the Bray Viaduct in North Devon was awarded a High Commendation. A brief description is given of the structure which crosses the River Bray as part of the North Devon Link Road using the piers of an abandoned railway viaduct. The original masonry piers now carry an in situ reinforced concrete deck with concrete parapets to protect the valley from noise and visual traffic. It was necessary to slightly alter the alignment and this involved increasing the height of the piers and ensuring they could withstand eccentric loading. The railway embankment was inadequate to support the road with the result that the original abutments were discarded and three new piers built faced with the saved masonry. 130 600mm diameter cast-in-place bored piles were driven. Precast concrete parapet units used sulphate resisting cement and were finished with Penlee aggregate externally. The judges were impressed by the elegance of the structure and the exceptionally high standard of construction of the in situ concrete. (TRRL) (Author/TRRL)

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  • Publication Date: 1990-8


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 3 p.
  • Serial:
    • Concrete (London)
    • Volume: 24
    • Issue Number: 8
    • Publisher: CONCRETE SOCIETY
    • ISSN: 0010-5317

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00623743
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1992 12:00AM