The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 70 (1992) > Issues > Issue 7 > Dredge Suspension Bridges in Northern Ireland: History and Heritage
Name of File 5534-70-07.pdf cached at 19/02/2019 11:05:32 - with 8 pages. pdfPath: E:\\CMS\webtest\files\ca\ca9e62d2-99ac-4995-8e74-2b25bc31ddf7.pdf. thumbPath: E:\\CMS\webtest\files\pdfthumbs\ca9e62d2-99ac-4995-8e74-2b25bc31ddf7_1.png. objDoc: 1 - True. objPreview.Log: . strFileName: ca9e62d2-99ac-4995-8e74-2b25bc31ddf7_1.png

Members/subscribers must be logged in to view this article

Dredge Suspension Bridges in Northern Ireland: History and Heritage

James Dredge of Bath challenged conventional suspension bridge theory when, in the 1830s, he patented his concept of chains of reducing thickness and inclined hangers. Few examples of his work remain but, until recently, Northern Ireland had four bridges left out of an original batch of five. D. McQuillan

Author(s): MCQUILLAN, D

Keywords: suspension bridges;history;james dredge;tapering;chains;hangers;wrought iron;19th century;northern ireland;ballievy bridge, banbridge;failures;mayola park bridge, castledawson;footbridges;metal bridge, caledon, co tyrone;floods;restoring;;dismantling;repairing;moving;analysis;foundations