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Latitude: 51.5843 / 51°35'3"N
Longitude: -2.984 / 2°59'2"W
OS Eastings: 331916
OS Northings: 187734
OS Grid: ST319877
Mapcode National: GBR J6.CG3D
Mapcode Global: VH7BD.7F9S
Entry Name: George Street Bridge
Listing Date: 31 October 2001
Last Amended: 25 March 2002
Source ID: 25847
Building Class: Transport
Location: Spans River Usk between Corporation Road and Dock Street.
Built-Up Area: Newport
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
Begun in 1962, and opened 9 April 1964. The first cable-stayed cantilever bridge in Britain. By Mott, Hay & Anderson, and the Borough Engineer D P Cartwright. The designers were also responsible for the Wye Viaduct (the approach to the Severn Bridge, Chepstow), on the same principle, which has since been altered for strengthening reasons. The principle was also used for the Second Severn Crossing, 1992-96. Unlike a suspension bridge where the deck is supported by secondary cables (or chains) hanging from principal cables (or chains), slung from piers or masts, in a cable-stayed bridge, the deck is supported directly by cable stays running over the masts, anchored on the landward side.
Cable-stayed cantilever road bridge. Two pairs of concrete masts have 3 sets of 4 cable stays which support span of bridge. The approaches are supported on cylindrical concrete pillars. The bridge carries 4 carriageways, and a pedestrian footway to each side. A set of concrete steps to each side of bridge near W masts.
Graded II* as major civil engineering structure, the first cable-stayed cantilever bridge in Britain.
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