SCOTLAND STABILIZED

This article describes the recent stabilisation of Cartland Bridge and New Lanark Mills in Scotland. Ritchies has just completed a six-month contract to stabilise the abutments of Cartland Bridge on the A73 north of Lanark, about 40 miles south east of Glasgow. This three- arch masonry bridge across the Mouse Water Gorge, a tributary of the River Clyde, was designed by Thomas Telford and built in 1820. It is almost 50m high and nearly 50m long. The Babtie Group, engineers for the works, designed a regime of rock scaling, dowelling, meshing, anchoring and sprayed concrete, to stabilise the abutments. Although the bridge itself was still in perfect condition, its supporting rocks had been severely eroded. Stabilisation was achieved by drilling 1666 bolts/dowels, each about 3m long, into both rock faces; each bolt takes a load of about 3t. Ten anchors were also inserted, which can carry a load of 36t-38t. The stabilisation and restoration of two retaining walls and associated structures at New Lanark Mills required: (1) the demolition and rebuilding of masonry parapets; (2) the stabilisation of masonry retaining walls using soil nails; (3) the repair and partial reconstruction of masonry retaining walls; (4) the installation of weepholes and geotextile.

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    PALLADIAN PUBLICATIONS LTD

    THE OLD FORGE
    ELSTEAD, SURREY  United Kingdom  GU8 6DD
  • Publication Date: 1919

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 14-5
  • Serial:
    • CONSTRUCTION REPAIR
    • Volume: 8
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: PALLADIAN PUBLICATIONS LTD
    • ISSN: 0967-0726

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00665267
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 9 1994 12:00AM