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125 years of steel bridges in Britain


A history of the use of steel as a construction material for bridges in Britain, beginning with the Forth Rail Bridge in 1890.

For the 2015 James Sutherland History Lecture Alan Hayward traces the development of bridge types, construction methods, steel strengths and design practices and describes the rebirth of steel bridges from personal experience.

Speaker 

Alan Hayward FIStructE was apprenticed as a student engineer on British Railways. Following experience with Dorman Long and Cleveland Bridge, he joined Mott Hay & Anderson designing bridges of all types. In 1979 he became Chief Engineer with Fairfield Mabey, constructing a series of successful alternative steel bridges. He then co-founded Cass Hayward Consulting Engineers to design and prepare erection schemes for bridges and Ro/Ro facilities. Eight of his designs have won national awards. Alan has been involved with code drafting, including BS 5400 and the Eurocodes.

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Format:
Video
Video Length:
00:56:48
Publisher:
IStructE

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Case Study Metal Metal - steel Bridge Bridge - vehicle Bridge - cantilever Cantilever Video

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