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Kingsgate Bridge

A Grade I Listed Building in Durham, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7731 / 54°46'23"N

Longitude: -1.5726 / 1°34'21"W

OS Eastings: 427593

OS Northings: 542106

OS Grid: NZ275421

Mapcode National: GBR KFG7.BR

Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.T9B6

Plus Code: 9C6WQCFG+6X

Entry Name: Kingsgate Bridge

Listing Date: 29 May 1998

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1119766

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469295

ID on this website: 101119766

Location: The Sands, County Durham, DH1

County: County Durham

Electoral Ward/Division: Elvet and Gilesgate

Parish: City of Durham

Built-Up Area: Durham

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Durham St Oswald

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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1914/6/10001 Kingsgate Bridge


Footbridge over river. 1963.
Ove Arup and Partners (Ove Arup, engineer). Reinforced concrete;
concrete made with white cement and Shap granite and surfaces grit blasted. Consists of two trough shaped lengths of deck, each supported by V shaped legs on single support at base of V. Halves constructed on banks and rotated about base support to meet over middle of river. Connected by bronze expansion joints in the parapets which are in fonn of a T and a U turned through 90 degrees and interlocking, said to symbolise connection of Town and University. Deck drained by water spouts at regular intervals, which give rhythm to the elevations. Tops of parapets shaped for structural reasons and to provide surface comfortable to the touch. This dramatic, beautifully detailed and ingenious bridge was designed by Sir Ove Arup personally and was commissioned by the University of Durham.
Civic Trust Award 1965. Winner, Concrete Society Certificate ofOutstandingPerfonnance (Mature Structures Category) 1993.
[Concrete Quarterly, January-March 1964]

Listing NGR: NZ2759342106

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