Haunched girder bridge
Box girder bridge
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Steel-reinforced concrete composite bridge
Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
Newport-on-Tay, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
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|
|total length||2 250 m|
|number of spans||42|
|height above valley floor or water||9.7 - 38 m|
|structural steel||8 150 t|
|cost of construction||ca. Pound sterling 6 000 000|
|18 August 1966||
Opened by Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the Queen Mother.
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.
Relevant Web Sites
- Tay road bridge: Analysis of chloride ingress variability & prediction of long term deterioration. In: Construction and Building Materials, v. 11, n. 4 (June 1997), pp. 249-254. (1997):
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