Category Archives: Bridges

Great Britain’s Latest and Longest Bridges

Although they are built with the idea of functionality in mind, bridges can be iconic and awe aspiring. Britain is home to some of the most iconic and longest bridges in the world. Read on as we explore some of … Continue reading

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The History of Britain’s Bridges

The Romans have a reputation for coming up with amazing bridges. They used wood to construct most of the British bridges although none of them are in existence. These bridges extended over some of the most iconic rivers, cliffs and … Continue reading

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World’s First Cast Iron Bridge

The world’s first single span cast-iron bridge was constructed in 1777 and was officially opened in 1781. Made entirely out of cast iron, the bridge was one of a kind, until bridges were developed with cast iron such as the … Continue reading

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The Importance of Anti Slip Surfacing

Slips and trips can have drastic consequences, particularly when you are operating in a risky environment such as the ramp of a boat or a pedestrian bridge. This is why anti slip surfacing is so important: it helps to keep everyone safe, … Continue reading

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Thortech meets quality and safety standards against the clock

  Thortech’s products and services literally support all these varied individuals going about their daily lives, whether they are aware of it or not. That’s because our waterproofing products and anti-slip surfaces are there to make sure people get around … Continue reading

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Hull celebrates its new listed structures

The city of Hull is full of famous structures – and now nine of them have been recognised by the government, taking the city’s total to 479. Listed status, given to buildings and places that are considered to be among … Continue reading

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Types of Bridges

The construction of roads and railway lines over bodies of water would be impossible without the use of bridges. Bridges are defined using various categories: structure, fixed or movable, use, and material used. Bridges by structure • Arch bridges – … Continue reading

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Five Longest Bridges in the United Kingdom

What’s the difference between a bridge, a viaduct and a crossing? Whichever term is used there is little doubt which are the five longest bridges in the United Kingdom. In reverse order: 5. Queensferry Crossing The Queensferry Crossing will be … Continue reading

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Severn Bridge toll scrapped

The Severn Bridge toll is to be scrapped if Theresa May is re-elected in the 2017 general election. The change would make it free to use the Severn Bridge and benefit drivers who must currently pay the toll. Around 25 … Continue reading

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The Crossings That Never Were – 5 Thwarted Attempts to Bridge the River Tyne

The Original Tyne Tunnel In 1864 predating the Millennium Bridge there was no direct link between Gateshead and Newcastle. With the twin cities expanding fast, there was call for a more convenient option of crossing, and up stepped the ‘Tyne … Continue reading

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