Newport City footbridge, Wales.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 51° 35.212 W 002° 59.417
30U E 500673 N 5715090
Quick Description: The 'Newport City Footbridge' is a landmark pedestrian suspension bridge, with a massive unique side support crane like structure, the bridge crosses over the River Usk in the city of Newport
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/20/2012 8:25:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMDRZT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
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Long Description:
"The bridge features two A-Frame masts, which support the bridge from one side of the bridge only, on the West bank. The crane like supports are well away from the line of the footbridge. The masts are positioned on a shared foundation and anchored at ground level by two 4¾-inch (120 mm) diameter cables that are connected the tips of the masts. The forward mast is 262 feet (80 m) long and the back mast is 226 feet (69 m) long. Because of the angle at which the masts are positioned, the bridge stands at 229 ft (70 m) above ground. The deck is 16 ft (4.9 m) wide and 13½ ft (4.1 m) above water at high tide. The bridge has a clear span of 476 feet (145 m)

The dramatic crane structures were designed as a deliberate and symbolic link to the site's earlier use as trading wharves—but with a modern twist. The deliberate location of the main structures on the west bank means that the vast majority of the construction work was kept away from the houses on the east bank, while avoiding impact on the local river ecology."

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