FIRST RAIL BRIDGE IS STABILISED BY RESIN GROUT SYSTEM

Details are given of the restoration work being carried out on what is possibly the oldest railway bridge in the world, the Causey arch at Tarfield near Stanley, County Durham. The contractor, Balfour Beatty, is stabilising the underside of the single 32 m-span sandstone arch using the balvac resin-grouting process. The bridge was originally built to link 2 collieries but is now being restored so it can become the centrepiece of a new country park. The main object of the restoration is to prevent further spalling of the stonework, which would endanger people in the vicinity.

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 18-19
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182837
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1978 12:00AM