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Reigate Hill Footbridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Reigate and Banstead, Surrey

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031870

English Heritage Legacy ID: 489764

Location: Reigate and Banstead, Surrey, RH2

County: Surrey

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

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Listing Text


902/0/10011 REIGATE HILL (A217)
21-AUG-02 Reigate Hill Footbridge

II

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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