Recent structural interventions to the eighteenth-century Greatham Bridge, UK

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This paper describes structural interventions carried out on Greatham Bridge, an eighteenth-century stone and wrought-iron road crossing over the River Arun in West Sussex, UK. The scheduled ancient historic monument carries a ‘B’ road used by traffic traversing to or from the A29 and A283 and for traffic exploring the local countryside. The first intervention described in this paper occurred in 2002 and the second occurred in 2018. Although it has been designated as a listed monument, it is also a live part of the road-traffic infrastructure network in the region. The paper details the challenges involved in working on an ancient protected structure in an area of restricted access and of ecological importance. The differences and improvements in processes and procedures between 2002 and 2018 are highlighted.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1900007
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers Engineering History and Heritage
Early online date29 May 2019
Publication statusEarly online - 29 May 2019


  • Bridges
  • History
  • Transport management


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