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Firth of Tay Road Bridge

General Information

Beginning of works: March 1963
Completion: 18 August 1966
Status: in use

Project Type

Location

Location: , ,
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Crosses:
  • Tay River
Near: Firth of Tay Bridge (1887)
Coordinates: 56° 27' 33.48" N    2° 57' 48.51" W
Coordinates: 56° 26' 48.96" N    2° 56' 1.91" W
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Technical Information

Dimensions

total length 2 250 m
number of spans 42
height above valley floor or water 9.7 - 38 m

Quantities

structural steel 8 150 t

Cost

cost of construction ca. Pound sterling 6 000 000

Materials

piers reinforced concrete
deck slab reinforced concrete
abutments 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.

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20002795
  • Date created
    27/01/2002
  • Last Update
    07/01/2019