SE9719 : Horkstow Bridge detail

taken 7 years ago, near to Horkstow, North Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Horkstow Bridge detail
Horkstow Bridge detail
This shows the very simple construction of the bridge deck. Wooden cross beams are simply supported on hangers from the wrought iron chains, and the planks for the roadway laid on top of this. The timberwork dates from the 1990s when tropical hardwood was introduced to increase the load capacity. The underground anchorage ends of the chains were also replaced with high-tensile bars as part of the project.
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SE9719, 65 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 11 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 14 June, 2010
Category
Suspension bridge   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 9733 1900 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:39.5066N 0:31.7202W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 9733 1900
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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