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Latitude: 53.649 / 53°38'56"N
Longitude: -1.2553 / 1°15'19"W
OS Eastings: 449321
OS Northings: 417198
OS Grid: SE493171
Mapcode National: GBR MVP7.0P
Mapcode Global: WHDCF.PJFZ
Entry Name: Wentbridge Viaduct Carrying Bypass over Valley of River Went
Listing Date: 29 May 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1323681
English Heritage Legacy ID: 469299
Location: Darrington, Wakefield, WF8
Civil Parish: Darrington
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Darrington St Luke and All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
SE 41 NE
Al WENTBRIDGE BYPASS
Wentbridge Viaduct carrying Bypass over valley of river Went
Road bridge over valley. 1961. West Riding County Council Bridges department; F A Sims, senior designer and resident engineer. Prestressed concrete. Beam continuous over three spans 140-190-14Oft, supported at abutments and two raking legs hinged at top and bottom. Span between bottoms of legs 308ft. Early (probably first in England) use of prestressing cables external to the concrete sections. Early (possibly first in England) use of precast concrete hinges, a section of which was tested for load and rotation by the Cement and Concrete Association. This was the largest structure of its kind in Europe when built, it was recognized in 1964 by the Museum of Modern Art in New York as a structure of significance in twentieth century engineering.
(Structural Concrete: Sims F A: The Design of the Wentbridge Viaduct (Nov/Dec): 1963-; Structural Concrete: Markham R B: The Construction of the Wentbridge Viaduct (Nov/Dec): 1963-).
Listing NGR: SE4932117198
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