THE BLACK COUNTRY ROUTE - STRUCTURAL ASPECTS OF THE WALSALL SECTION

This paper deals with the structures on the section of the Black Country route contained within the boundaries of the Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council, and the process by which the design of the structures has evolved, as influenced by the complex ground conditions that exist over the length of the site. The scheme is currently under construction, hence the difficulties which are being encountered, and the solutions to the problems arising from them, will be described. There are 12 bridges and 30 retaining walls on the site, although one of these bridges was designed by others before WS Atkins' involvement in the project, and constructed as an advanced work contract in 1987. The value of the current contract is of the order of #35M. (A)

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    Institution of Structural Engineers

    11 Upper Belgrave Street
    London,   United Kingdom  SW1X 8BH
  • Authors:
    • MORDEY, A G
  • Publication Date: 1994-9-6

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 273-9,285
  • Serial:
    • Structural Engineer
    • Volume: 72
    • Issue Number: 17
    • Publisher: Institution of Structural Engineers
    • ISSN: 1466-5123

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00668823
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 16 1994 12:00AM