The Queensferry Crossing, Middlesbrough

8 November, 2016 | 17:45 - 20:00

Queensferry Crossing Bridge.
Queensferry Crossing Bridge.

About this event

In 2015 Lawrence presented a paper on the early works of the Bridge in Newcastle.

Since then there have been major advances in production. The talk will give details of construction of the 2.7km structure, which has the longest 3-tower cable-stay spans.

Items likely to be covered include:

  1. Corrosion of Forth Rd Br cables leading to the need for the new bridge.
  2. Caisson design and construction.
  3. Piers
  4. Cable spinning
  5. Precasting of decks
  6. Lifting of deck segments into position

All engineers and students will find great interest in one of the major structures of our time.

Refreshments served from 5:45pm.