Title
Restoration of the 1824 Wissekerke iron suspension footbridge : construction details revealed
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Design Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Philadelphia, Pa ,
Subject
Engineering sciences. Technology
Art
Source (journal)
International journal of architectural heritage : conservation, analysis, and restoration. - Philadelphia, Pa
Volume/pages
9(2015) :7 , p. 745-759
ISSN
1558-3058
ISI
000363978400001
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
The wrought iron suspension footbridge, built in 1824 at the Wissekerke Castle in Kruibeke (Belgium) is the oldest surviving chain footbridge in continental Europe. As the footbridge shifted from private to public use, the condition of the footbridge was surveyed and assessed. During restoration works, which started in the winter of 2011, new construction details were revealed. The original foundation was excavated giving insight into the applied-anchorage system of the suspension cable. The iron bridge was blast-cleaned, revealing not only its connections, but uncovering assembly and production stamps. These new findings not only broaden the insight in the construction of the 1824 Wissekerke footbridge, they also contribute to the overall knowledge of early construction in wrought iron.
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