2012

TM1741 : Orwell Bridge

taken 11 years ago, near to Wherstead, Suffolk, England

This is 1 of 23 images, with title Orwell Bridge in this square
Orwell Bridge
Orwell Bridge
The central span of the Orwell Bridge, showing the defences of the main piers, presumably against shipping collision.
The Orwell Bridge

The Orwell Bridge was opened to road traffic in 1982 and carries the A14 (then A45) over the River Orwell just south of Ipswich in Suffolk, England.
The main span is 190 metres which, at the time of its construction, was the longest pre-stressed concrete span in use. The total length is 1,287 metres from Wherstead to the site of the former Ipswich Airport. The width is 24 metres with a height of 43 metres.
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Geographical Context: Coastal Rivers, Streams, Drainage Roads, Road transport Estuary, Marine Near: Ipswich other tags: River Orwell Orwell Bridge Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Articles: · Images shortlisted for POTY, 2012 Automatic Clusters: · Span of the Orwell Bridge [13] · Central Span [5] · Presumably against Shipping Collision [2] Title Clusters: · Orwell Bridge [23] ·
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TM1741, 135 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Ian Capper   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 11 December, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 15 December, 2012
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 172 412 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:1.6122N 1:9.9233E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 170 411
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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