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The talk will cover the geology of the Avon Gorge and focus upon the site investigation and rock stabilisation works which are critical to maintaining the imposing rock faces that support Brunel's iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Bob Benton will begin by describing past problems with the Avon Gorge rock faces and how these led to the construction of the rock protection shelter over the A4 Portway road. A review of the design and construction of the rockfall gallery will focus upon the requirement for rock anchoring and piled foundations.
Robert MacKean will follow with a review of the geology of the Avon Gorge and discuss his involvement in recent investigations to evaluate the bridge abutments and foundations to the masonry towers.
Each attendee must register interest by providing their email address through this link HPC ICE City Club Registration by Wednesday 6 June 2018 at the latest, or they will be unable to attend.