Panel For Historical Engineering Works

The Panel for Historical Engineering Works (PHEW) was established to promote an understanding amongst civil engineers, and the broader public, of our rich engineering heritage.

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  • Tinsley Viaduct

    Last Inspected: 3 FEBRUARY 2017 | Place: Sheffield | Built: 1965-1968

    The first steel structure in Britain to have road traffic on two levels.

  • Irish Ordnance Survey Baseline

    Last Inspected: 1 NOVEMBER 2014 | Place: Ireland | Built: 1826

    Unique, in Ireland. Used to triangulate and survey Ireland in consistent detail.

  • Ballochmyle Viaduct

    Last Inspected: 25 APRIL 2014 | Place: Mauchline | Built: 1846 - 1848

    The second largest masonry arch bridge in Britain, and the largest in a railway viaduct

  • Bearney Footbridge

    Last Inspected: 1 NOVEMBER 2013 | Place: Sion Mills, Co. Tyrone | Built: 1988

    Probably the largest suspension bridge (excluding cable-stayed bridges) in Ireland. Two previous bridges on the site were swept away by floods.

  • Runcorn-Widnes Road Bridge

    Last Inspected: 14 MAY 2013 | Place: Runcorn | Built: 1956 - 1961

    Two-pinned steel arch bridge of main span 1082ft and side spans 250ft. Originally with 33ft carriageway and two 6ft wide footways, subsequently widened in 1970's to 12.5m (41ft) carriageway and one...

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