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Brunel’s Royal Albert Bridge: accessing the unreachable, Plymouth

  • Lecture
  • Plymouth
  • 09 January 2018
  • 18:00 - 20:00
Brunel’s Royal Albert Bridge: accessing the unreachable, Plymouth

About this event

The construction of the Royal Albert Bridge was famously completed in 1859. It was designed by I K Brunel and was the last of his structures to be built during his lifetime – in failing health he was carried across it just days before his death.

Like the great man himself, the magnificent structure is affected by the passage of time and requires regular inspections in order to ensure it fulfils the purpose for which it was created. Its huge size and towering height means that engineering specialists are required in order to get to every part of this varied structure; engineers employing a variety of difficult access techniques such as Industrial Rope Access, Commercial Diving, Sonar scanning and Confined Space Entry; engineers that can reach the parts other engineers cannot reach…

Kimble West and Mark Musgrave from XEIAD will lead this presentation, exploring the specialist engineering techniques that are used to maintain the bridge.

Event venue

Plymouth University
Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building
Drake Circus
Plymouth
Plymouth PL4 8AA
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Charlotte Pascoe

e: charlotte.pascoe@ice.org.uk
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