|Bridge Name:||M5 Motorway Bridge|
|Build Date:||1973 – 1975|
|Engineer:||Arthur Monk Ltd|
|Three spans carrying the M5 motorway over the river. The bridge consists of two separate in-situ post-tensioned concrete box structures (one for each carriageway) with a curved soffit. The abutments are concrete cantilevers built on in-situ concrete piles.
Strengthened in 2001 to provide full capacity for 40 tonne lorries.
|References:||Bridges along the River Tone by prepared by South West Regional members David Greenfield, Paul Nation, David Peake, Peter Radford and Paul Tucker.|