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Erskine Bridge

Erskine Bridge

General Information

Structural Type: Cable-stayed bridge
Function / usage: Motorway bridge / freeway bridge
Completed in: 1971
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Old Kilpatrick, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe
Erskine, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe
Address: A 898
Crosses
  • Clyde River

Technical Information

Dimensions

main span 305 m
total length 1 321.87 m
clearance 45 m
span lengths of main bridge 110.00 m - 305.00 m - 110.00 m
deck deck width 31.25 m
pylon pylon height 38.00 m

Materials

deck steel
pylons steel

Chronology

2 July 1971

Opening.

4 August 1996

The bridge is damaged when an oil rig being towed down the River Clyde collides with the deck.

22 August 1996

The bridge re-opens to cyclists and pedestrians.

30 August 1996

Cars and motorcycles are allowed to use the bridge again.

22 December 1996

The bridge is re-opened for heavy goods vehicles as well. The cost of the repairs is GBP 3.6 million with a further GBP 700,000 in lost revenue from tolls.

31 March 2006

Tolls on the bridge are abolished.

Participants

Initial construction
Structural engineering
Contractor
Stay cable steel supplier
Installation of new access system
Wind tunnel testing

Relevant Web Sites

Relevant Publications

  • Fernández Troyano, Leonardo Tierra sobre el agua, Colegio de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, Madrid (Spain), ISBN 8438001483, 1999; pp. 621
  • Prade, Marcel Les grands ponts du monde: Ponts remarquables d'Europe, Brissaud, Poitiers (France), ISBN 2902170653, 1990; pp. 279
  • Roik, Karlheinz & Albrecht, Gert & Weyer, Ulrich Schrägseilbrücken, Wilhelm Ernst & Sohn Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH, Berlin (Germany), ISBN 3433009244, 1986; pp. 31
Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0000587
Created: 14/01/2000
Last Updated: 22/07/2014