KINGSGATE BRIDGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1119766
Date first listed:
29-May-1998
Statutory Address:
KINGSGATE BRIDGE, RIVER WEAR

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Location

Statutory Address:
KINGSGATE BRIDGE, RIVER WEAR

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
County Durham (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NZ 27593 42106

Details

NZ 24 SE DURHAM AND FRAMWELLGATE RIVER WEAR 1914/6/10001 Kingsgate Bridge

GV I

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

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
469295
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Concrete Quarterly' in January-March, (1964)

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 19 Feb 2006
Reference: IOE01/14820/12
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Bob Cottrell. Source Historic England Archive
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