COMPLICATED SETTING-OUT FOR BEDFORD BRIDGE

The article briefly describes the design of the longholme bridge which carries the bedford inner relief road over the river great ouse. The design features a horizontal and vertical curve, skew and super-elevation with varying depth of construction. The 39ft wide four-span bridge has a river span of 133ft skew length with two adjacent anchor spans of 90ft skew length. The prestressing system used was the freyssinet 12 1/2 in strand system using full-length cables of 110-120 ton/sq.in ultimate strength. The concrete used consisted of clee hill aggregate and portland cement, which, when grit-blasted, resulted in a dark greyish blue finish to suit the environmental surroundings. /TRRL/

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Cement and Concrete Association

    52 Grosvenor Gardens
    London SW1W 0AQ,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1974-8

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 35
  • Serial:
    • CONCRETE
    • Volume: 8
    • Issue Number: 8
    • Publisher: THE CONCRETE SOCIETY
    • ISSN: 0010-5317

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096972
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM