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Milford Haven Bridge

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A "box-girder" bridge near Milford Haven, crossing the Cleddau River on seven spans, 820 metres long.

1965 Permission was granted for the bridge

1967 Work started; Freeman Fox and Partners were the structural design engineers.

1969 Construction started

1970 One of the spans collapsed during construction. 4 workmen were killed and 5 injured.

In its 1973 report, a subsequent inquiry outlined 27 recommendations, establishing new standards for the design and construction of box-girder bridges.

1972 Work restarted when the first of the new box units to replace those damaged was erected.

1975 The bridge opened


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Sources of Information

  • [1] Cleddau Bridges