SX0864 : Halgavor Bridge

taken 3 years ago, near to Trebyan, Cornwall, Great Britain

Halgavor Bridge
Halgavor Bridge
Suspension bridge with GRP plastic deck beams and steel mesh panel parapets.

As a bridge designer I have looked at a number of these relatively novel plastic bridges. This one is fairly robust and unlike some of the others takes a fair bit of excitation to get any noticeable movement. Hailed as a promising alternative to conventional steel or concrete structures even for road bridges the technique has not progressed very far. In the rail sector GRP has been more readily adopted and is now used for station platforms.
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Date Taken
Monday, 8 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 8 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Paths  Roads, Road transport 
Bridge (from Tags)
Footbridge 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 086 646 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:27.0075N 4:41.8356W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 085 646
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Grp Structure 

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