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Footbridge over River Cherwell at Parsons Pleasure Punt Rollers

A Grade II Listed Building in Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.76 / 51°45'35"N

Longitude: -1.2457 / 1°14'44"W

OS Eastings: 452159

OS Northings: 207080

OS Grid: SP521070

Mapcode National: GBR 8YY.PVH

Mapcode Global: VHCXV.C1B3

Entry Name: Footbridge over River Cherwell at Parsons Pleasure Punt Rollers

Listing Date: 29 May 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1119763

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469292

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1

County: Oxfordshire

District: Oxford

Town: Oxford

Electoral Ward/Division: Holywell

Built-Up Area: Oxford

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Oxford St Mary the Virgin with St Cross with St Peter-in-the-East,

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


612/24/10035 Footbridge over River
Cherwell at Parson's Pleasure punt rollers


Footbridge over river, crossing the tail of the Parson's Pleasure weir and now part of the Marston cycle track, 1949. R Travers Morgan and Partners. Prestressed concrete with aluminium alloy parapets. Two post-tensioned portal frames with a clear span of 45ft, rigidly fixed to bases, with deck of prestressed precast planks, later replaced by in situ concrete. This is the first statically indeterminate prestressed concrete bridge in Britain, and may be the first prestressed fixed arch in the world.
(Concrete and Constructional Engineering, October: Goldstein A: Design and Construction of Arch Footbridge at Oxford: 1950-)

Listing NGR: SP5215907080

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