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Latitude: 50.8402 / 50°50'24"N
Longitude: -1.622 / 1°37'19"W
OS Eastings: 426715
OS Northings: 104587
OS Grid: SU267045
Mapcode National: GBR 65P.BR9
Mapcode Global: FRA 76HW.7XT
Entry Name: Rhinefield Bridge over Blackwater Stream North of Rhinefield House
Listing Date: 29 May 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1323679
English Heritage Legacy ID: 469296
Location: Brockenhurst, New Forest, Hampshire, SO42
District: New Forest
Civil Parish: Brockenhurst
Traditional County: Hampshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire
SU 20 SE
RHINEFIELD ORNAMENTAL DRIVE, Rhinefield
Rhinefield Bridge over Blackwater stream north of Rhinefield House
Bridge carrying minor road over stream. 1949 or 1950. Hampshire County Council, E W H Gifford, County Bridge Engineer. Prestressed concrete deck, timber parapet fences. Clear span 33ft. First of a number of bridges in the New Forest constructed of precast, post-tensioned units using Freyssinet system. Units stressed together transversely. Slight vertical curvature makes cables straighter to reduce friction; appropriate to road with limited speed and to woodland surroundings. Timber fence almost certainly not original, but similar. An attractive bridge, probably the first prestressed concrete bridge in England designed by an English engineer. (Recent Developments in Highway Bridge Design in Hampshire: Gifford E W H: 1952-).
Listing NGR: SU2650803660
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