Record Details

NHER Number:41053
Type of record:Monument
Name:Billingford Bridge

Summary

The site of one of the first pre-stressed concrete bridges to be built in the country, constructed in 1949. The bridge was replaced in 1991.

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Location

Grid Reference:TG 00431 20180
Map Sheet:TG02SW
Parish:BILLINGFORD, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK
NORTH ELMHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

The site of the first pre stressed concrete bridge in Britain, and said to be the first to be constructed by council staff rather than civil engineers. It was built in 1949, located upstream from an earlier bridge. The bridge was demolished in 1991, having developed cracks, and replaced by a new bridge on the site.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NLA), 21 December 2004.

However, the claim to be the first pre stressed concrete bridge in Britain is disputed by the Concrete Society who say that it was Nuns Bridge, Fishoft, Lincolnshire, in 1946.
E. Rose (NLA), 10 February 2005.

Monument Types

  • BRIDGE (Cold War to Modern - 1949 AD to 2050 AD)

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Protected Status - none

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