The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 46 (1968) > Issues > Issue 12 > Birkenhead - Mersey Tunnel Approach Viaducts
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Birkenhead - Mersey Tunnel Approach Viaducts

In Part 1, the author discusses the background to the design of the integrated viaduct system in relation to the road network in Birkenhead and its relieving effect on local traffic. The choice of spans and structural material is considered and the basis of the structural design of the composite construction column/superstructure junction discussed. Gencral comment is made on the fabrication and erection of the structural steelwork.

Author(s): Gray, S R;Clark, P J;Gent, A R

Keywords: roads;viaducts;mersey tunnel, liverpool;birkenhead, ches;composite construction;reinforced concrete;columns;box beams;steel;construction work