TYNE AND WEAR: BRIDGE N106 OVER THE RIVER TYNE

The bridge is designed to carry the Tyne and Wear Metro across the River Tyne between the centres of Newcastle and Gateshead. It is a continuous steel through-truss of three spans, the central river span being 164 M long. The 4000 T of structural steelwork are supported on reinforced concrete foundations and piers. The authors, representing the client, engineer and contractors, describe the planning of the bridge in the context of the metro, and the factors which affected its design. After discussing some of the special features of the design, the paper describes the construction of the foundations, piers and superstructure, illustrating in particular the erection methods which make this form of bridge construction practical and economical.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 169-189
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 66
    • Issue Number: PT1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197287
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1981 12:00AM