SK9770 : Pelham Bridge & Broadgate

taken 5 years ago, near to Lincoln, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Pelham Bridge & Broadgate
Pelham Bridge & Broadgate
Pelham Bridge and Broadgate during Lincoln transport hub redevelopment
Pelham Bridge

On Friday 27th June 1958, the Queen visited Lincoln to officially open Pelham Bridge that broke new ground when it was the first bridge in the world mounted on rubber-steel laminated bearings. In 1955 the firm of consulting engineers, W.S. Atkins & Partners, contacted TARRC (then known as BRPRA) to consult on the technical possibility of designing rubber bearings large enough to use between the bridge deck and its supporting piers. This would enable the deck freedom of movement to take up expansion, contraction, coping with the heavy vehicles braking and accelerating, weaving traffic and the cross thrust of wind. The technology, which significantly cushions vibration, has since been used in more than 10,000 structures worldwide. Homes above underground stations and railways in London and buildings in earthquake zones all benefit from the innovation.

Lincoln Transport Hub

The Lincoln Transport Hub development scheme is a 30 million regeneration project expected to transform the city centre, linking a new bus station to the railway station, a 1,000 space multi-storey car park, retail space and a new pedestrian plaza.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 27 November, 2016   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 30 November, 2016
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Construction, Development 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9778 7096 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:13.6016N 0:32.2062W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9778 7081
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