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Event Organiser: ICE

Raising the Bayonne Bridge, Guildford

  • Lecture
  • Guildford
  • 13 March 2018
  • 18:00 - 20:00
Raising the Bayonne Bridge, Guildford

About this event

The expansion of the Panama Canal will allow for newer, larger (Post-Panamax) ships with increased clearance requirements. The Bayonne Bridge does not have the required clearance, hence the Post-Panamax ships will not be able to navigate beneath it. Therefore, to accommodate increasingly larger vessels the Port Authority looked at a number of options including: replacing the bridge or constructing a tunnel.

However, raising the roadway by 40% (19.5m) within the confines of the classic arch structure whilst keeping the bridge open to traffic was the quicker and most cost effective option.

Please join Paul van Hagen to hear more about this major project.

Event venue

University of Surrey
Room AA, 3rd Floor
Building AA
Guildford GU2 7XH
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Anne Qualters

e: [email protected]