SK9770 : Pelham Bridge - Closed

taken 7 months ago, near to Lincoln, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Pelham Bridge - Closed
Pelham Bridge - Closed
View from Broadgate footbridge to Pelham Bridge, major arterial route of the A1434 through Lincoln, closed for 10 weeks for essential works.
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.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 9 June, 2021   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 14 June, 2021
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9778 7096 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:13.6016N 0:32.2062W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9778 7110
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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