The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 70 (1992) > Issues > Issue 11 > Bridge Access Systems: A48 Neath River Bridge and Briton Ferry Dock Viaduct
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Bridge Access Systems: A48 Neath River Bridge and Briton Ferry Dock Viaduct

This paper gives the background investigation made into the provision of new access systems for two major steel bridges constructed in the early 1950s. The selection process led to a design, construct and erect contract completed in 1989. The paper highlights the problems of providing such a system at this later stage, rather than as part of the original design and maintenance concepts, and sets out the various methods of access possible before discussing the process used to arrive at a final solution. A. Garside

Author(s): Garside, A

Keywords: bridges;steel;viaducts;1950s;design;maintaining;briton ferry dock viaduct, neath;neath river bridge;roads;selecting;wales;access platforms;a48;walkways;comparing;beams;construction