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Latitude: 51.256 / 51°15'21"N
Longitude: -0.1927 / 0°11'33"W
OS Eastings: 526215
OS Northings: 152314
OS Grid: TQ262523
Mapcode National: GBR JHV.04C
Mapcode Global: VHGS3.MP0H
Entry Name: Reigate Hill Footbridge
Listing Date: 21 August 2002
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1031870
English Heritage Legacy ID: 489764
Location: Reigate and Banstead, Surrey, RH2
District: Reigate and Banstead
Town: Reigate and Banstead
District Council Ward: Reigate Hill
Traditional County: Surrey
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey
Church of England Parish: Gatton St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Southwark
902/0/10011 REIGATE HILL (A217)
21-AUG-02 Reigate Hill Footbridge
Footbridge. Designed in 1908 and completed in 1910 by L G Mouchel and Partners using the Mouchel Hennebique system of reinforced concrete. Built of reinforced concrete covering a 97 foot span with width of 8 feet and weight of 3 tons. Single span segmental arch with spandrels with four divisions on each side. Above the arch is cast iron pierced balustrading with larger principals with ball finials.
HISTORY: L G Mouchel and Partners were the UK agents for the French Hennebique system of reinforced concrete. The very first reinforced concrete bridge was constructed in 1902 and the first open spandrel bridge in 1905. This is the earliest reinforced concrete footbridge built in the country, jointly with Alum Chine which only had a 67 foot span. This structure has technological virtuosity because of the narrowness of its beams, the openness of its structure and the achievement of a 97 foot span without interruption, which pushed the technology further than before to express the true potential of reinforced concrete.
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