WIDENING AND STRENGTHENING OF KINGSTON BRIDGE, LONDON

This paper describes the planning, design and construction of a scheme to widen and strengthen a historic multi-span-masonry arch bridge across the River Thames. The history of a river crossing at this point is discussed and the features that make Edward Lapidge's structure of 1828 a part of the English national heritage are described. In order to deal with modern day traffic levels it has been necessary to develop a scheme to widen the structure and strengthen the existing arches. This has had to be carried out in a manner that maintains the bridge's attractive appearance and recognises all local environmental conditions. For the covering abstract see ITRD E106406.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 673-83

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00801590
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-7277-2854-7
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 8 2000 12:00AM