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Firth of Tay Road Bridge

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General Information

Structural Type: Haunched girder bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Completed in: 1966
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe
Newport-on-Tay, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe
Crosses
  • Tay River
Near Firth of Tay Bridge (1887)

Technical Information

Dimensions

total length 2 250 m
height above valley floor or water 9.7 - 38 m

Cost

cost of construction Pound sterling 6 000 000

Materials

piers reinforced concrete
deck slab reinforced concrete
girders steel

Chronology

18 August 1966

Opened by Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the Queen Mother.

Notes

A 15.5m (51 feet) high obelisk at the Fife end of the bridge commemorates Willie Logan (1913-66), director of the construction company, Robert Lyle, former town clerk of Dundee, and five men who died while the bridge was being built.

A temporary piled jetty was used for the full length of the bridge during construction.

Participants

Design
Consulting engineers
Contractor

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20002795
  • Date created
    27/01/2002
  • Last Update
    22/07/2014