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Name Cannon Street Railway Bridge, London
Owner Network Rail
Design Sir John Hawkshaw - Chief Engineer to South Eastern Railway
When 1866, widened 1893, strengthened 1913, 1983
Where Central London
Latitude N 51 30' 30"
Longitude W 0 05' 31"
Why Railway over Thames into Cannon Street Station
Overall type Beam
Width 20.32 m. Carries 10 rail tracks
Length 260.6 m.
5 spans 39.6 m., 45.0 m., 45.0 m., 45.0 m., 39.6 m. The two shore spands are simply supported rivetted plate girders beams. The three central spans are continuous rivetted plate girder beams. The beams rest on sill cross girders which transmit the load to the columns. The flooring is riveted flat plate. New sill girders and new main girders were installed before 1927.
Materials Girders: wrought iron 2.6 m deep - outer girders have double webs
Columns: Cast iron
Foundations Piers are cast iron columns 5.5 m. diameter and 3.7 m. above river bed filled with concrete abd brickwork.
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