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The Refurbishment of Westminster Bridge: Bridge Strengthening

This paper describes the challenge of refurbishing the prestigious and historic Westminster Bridge, retaining its heritage while meeting the needs of modern trafic loading. The detailed construction planning, the constraints of working in an urban environment, and the maintenance of balance between engineering and heritage whilst upgrading a 130-year-old bridge of variable condition, are described. The contractual arrangements and working relationship adopted to successfully achieve this complex project are reviewed. Specific aspects of the works are outlined and the lessons learnt reflected upon. J. Crossin, G.R.D. Marshall and D. Yeoell

Author(s): Marshall, G R D;Crossin, J;Yeoell, D

Keywords: westminster bridge, london;arch bridges;iron;appraising;design;refurbishing;decks;strengthening;reinforced concrete;lightweight concrete;planning;contracts;construction work;plates