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Publication Account

Date 2009

Event ID 606536

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Publication Account


Traffic conditions were improved with the opening in 1960 of Queen’s Bridge, the first long span pre-stressed concrete structure in Scotland, which cost £150 000. Its 78 ft, 157 ft and 11 ft spans were adopted to suit the four-span Victoria Bridge it replaced on the same line, which was jacked up to clear the new work by 20 in. and to support the formwork for the new bridge. The consulting engineers were F. A. Macdonald & Partners and the contractor, Whatlings Ltd.

R Paxton and J Shipway

Reproduced from 'Civil Engineering heritage: Scotland - Lowlands and Borders' with kind permission of Thomas Telford Publishers.

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