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Erskine Bridge

General Information

Completion: 1971
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Cable-stayed bridge
Function / usage: Motorway bridge / freeway bridge
Material: Steel bridge

Location

Location: , , ,
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Address: A 898
Crosses:
  • Clyde River
Coordinates: 55° 55' 12.36" N    4° 27' 45.31" W

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

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20000587
  • Date created
    14/01/2000
  • Last Update
    05/02/2016