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Balmoral, Girder Bridge. Plan and section of girder and isometric details of Girder Birdge at Balmoral.

SC 367693

Description Balmoral, Girder Bridge. Plan and section of girder and isometric details of Girder Birdge at Balmoral.

Date 1982

Catalogue Number SC 367693

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of DC 10678

Scope and Content Part of drawing showing isometric view of inner face of girder parapet from Balmoral Bridge, Aberdeenshire Balmoral Bridge, perhaps the earliest plate-girder bridge in Scotland, was built in 1857 to a design by I K Brunel using rolled wrought-iron. The Royal Family, who had commissioned it, disliked its plainness and also its elasticity under passing traffic. This shows an isometric view of the girder parapet. The bridge consists of two girders of rolled wrought-iron components, joined by cross-beams supporting a wooden deck. The girders, which also form the parapets, rest on abutments of local granite. Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-59) built many innovative bridges in wrought-iron, masonry and timber. He nicknamed the 'Commission on the Application of Iron to Railway Structures', the 'Commission for Stopping Further Improvement in Bridge Building'. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/367693

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