Support Hinge Assemblies for the Gateshead Millennium Bridge

The Gateshead Millennium Bridge, designed by consulting engineers Gifford and Partners with Wilkinson Eyre, is an eye-catching, steel, opening bridge that spans 105m across the River Tyne. When closed, small river craft can sail beneath the bridge but, for larger vessels, the cable-stayed double arched structure pivots at the abutments through an angle of 40 degrees to give a 25 meter high navigational clearance. Kvaerner Markham Engineering, based in Sheffield, designed the electro-hydraulic actuation and control systems on the bridge and used LUSAS Analyst to design the support hinge assemblies which withstand the large axial and radial thrusts that are produced.

Provided by: LUSAS Topic: Software Date Added: Dec 2004 Format: HTML

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