SE4917 : Wentbridge Viaduct

taken 54 years ago, near to Wentbridge, Wakefield, Great Britain

Wentbridge Viaduct
Wentbridge Viaduct
Wentbridge Viaduct is one of the finest bridges built in Yorkshire, if not the UK in the 20th Century. It was designed by F.A.(Joe) Sims of the West Riding County Council and completed in 1961. This photograph was taken soon after in June 1963. The total span is 450ft between abutments, which themselves are hollow and truly enormous inside. Having carried out the first Principal Inspection of the bridge in the 1980s, I discovered that the prestressing cables, external to the internal webs of the cellular box deck were at risk of corrosion from road de-icing salt. I introduced measures to remove the risk and protect the cables. More information about the bridge is available on LinkExternal link
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SE4917, 56 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
June 1963   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 8 March, 2008
Category
Bridge   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 493 172 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:38.9393N 1:15.3389W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 491 173
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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