The city of London is famed for countless things, including its many ways to traverse the River Thames. As well as its many underground routes, the city has been a hub for bridge construction; with any view down the river beset with steel beams of all shapes, sizes, and colors. From the grand spires of Tower Bridge to the twisting metalwork of Millennium Bridge, the city displays many structural and architectural marvels. London’s civil engineers are aiming to outdo themselves once again; now they are releasing designs for what would be the largest vertical lift bridge in the world, which is slated to be built across the Thames.
The designs outline the dimensions for the construction, with a planned length of 180 meters, meaning it would be 10 meters longer than the Arthur Kill bridge in New York, currently the longest lift bridge in the world. In addition, the …Read More