Richmond Bridge, Leeds Inner Ring Road


Richmond Bridge

A61 over River Aire, Leeds

Grid Ref SE 313 323                                            Date of Construction 2004-05

Richmond Bridge was built around 2004 as part of Stage 7A of the Leeds Inner Ring Road.

The bridge superseded the old South Accommodation Road bridge , a steel bow-string arch with a characteristic transverse stiffening girder across the carriageway at the crown of the arch.

Richmond bridge is a steel plate girder and reinforced concrete composite deck designed for 37.5 units of HB loading. (Crown Point Bridge, next upstream, was designed for 45 units HB). Abutments are of reinforced concrete on piled foundations.

The road alignment over the bridge was arranged to accommodate Hunslet Viaduct (re-named John Smeaton Viaduct) and the slip roads between the Inner Ring Road and Atkinson Street.

Abutments are of reinforced concrete on piled foundations.

The bridge was designed by Dr. Aaron Okorie C.Eng., M.I.C.E. under my direction as Chief Engineer Bridges for Leeds City Council.

More photos of the bridge can be seen on the next page.

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Location Plan                                    Richmond Bridge

Richmond Bridge from the South

Richmond Bridge North face

Richmond Bridge Reflections

November 2009