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Tickford Bridge strengthening, entered by Maunsell

Built in 1810, Tickford Bridge near Newport Pagnell in Buckinghamshire is believed to be the world's oldest operational cast iron highway bridge and is a scheduled ancient monument. Six cast iron arch ribs spanning 18.2m carry the two lane B526 over the River Ouzel. Six years ago however, a routine assessment by Buckinghamshire County Council found that at low temperatures the tensile stresses in the lower chords were dangerously high. It was therefore recommended that a 3t weight limit ...

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