Publication
Title
Restoration of the 1824 Wissekerke iron suspension footbridge : construction details revealed
Author
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.
Language
English
Source (journal)
International journal of architectural heritage : conservation, analysis, and restoration. - Philadelphia, Pa
Publication
Philadelphia, Pa : 2015
ISSN
1558-3058 [print]
1558-3066 [online]
Volume/pages
9:7(2015), p. 745-759
ISI
000363978400001
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UAntwerpen
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Publication type
Subject
Art 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 09.12.2015
Last edited 26.03.2017
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