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Technical paper: Foundations in clay for massive suspension bridge

This paper was first published in GE’s May 1974 edition.

Like most other major construction schemes, the projected Humber suspension bridge commenced with the obligatory hole-in-the-ground digging phase. Whereas excavation at the Humber north bank was comparatively simple because the Hessle pier and anchorage structures are founded on hard chalk, the Barton pier 1 410 m further squth across the river, and also the Barton anchorage foundation, had to be installed in Kimmeridge Clay. 

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