Bridge Cable Model

2018/010

Model of a cross-section of a cable from the Queensferry Crossing (2018)

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Description

A full scaale model of a cross-section of a cable from the Queensferry Crossing using original materials (2018).  In this model there are 55 strands which match the anchor plate (2017/015) made for 55 strands which is also in this collection. The number of strands used in the cables varied between 45 and 109 depending on the position and loading conditions. The model was made by Heriot-Watt University technical staff.

An identical model was made at the same time and this was donated to the V&A Dundee Museum in March 2018.

Click here to see the anchor plate anchor plate.

The parts for the model were donated by Derek Chambers FICE.

Additional information

Acquisition Number

2018/010

Item Type

Short Description

Model of a cross-section of a cable from the Queensferry Crossing

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

2018

Sub-items

None

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

None

Marks

None

Dimensions (mm)

300 x 250 (dia)

Donor

Date Donated

March 2018

Materials

Steel, plastic and wood

Condition

Good

Display Location