Category Archives: Bridges

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 a call for a more convenient option of crossing, and up stepped the … Continue reading

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Linkspans and how they are used

Linkspans are a type of drawbridge. Specifically, they are drawbridges that are used in the shipping industry to bridge the gap between the ship itself and the shore. Linkspans tend to use hydraulics to move and lower the drawbridge. This … Continue reading

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History of Bridges

While it is impossible to say with complete certainty, the first bridges were most likely natural. Fallen trees or avalanches would have created access to new areas and possibilities for the early humans and as they spread and expanded across … Continue reading

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Our Bridges & Marine Deck Systems

Top quality bridges and marine deck systems are essential for both commercial and private uses. Our bridges and marine deck systems are durable, sturdy, and highly functional. We provide hard wearing and slip resistant surfaces for all kinds of bridges … Continue reading

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Calls grow for unpopular tolls on the Severn bridges to be axed!

There was an old joke that went something along the lines of: “How can you get two whales in a Mini?” The answer, of course, was: “Go west along the M4 and take the Severn crossing!” One other thing should … Continue reading

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5 main types of bridges

There are five types of bridges, and these are, Girder, arch, cable, rigid framed and truss. Each has its unique features and uses. The Girder Bridge This is a bridge in its simplest and most common form. A log across … Continue reading

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How Do Bridges Work?

Bridges create a span between two points, sometimes with additional supporting points between them. They are commonly used to create a crossing point between two banks of a river or a ravine, but they are also used within and between … Continue reading

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