Queen Elizabeth II Bridge

Project summary 

  • Bridge project: Crossing point for the M25 motorway, over the Thames at Thurrock
  •  Start/finish dates: 1988/1991
  •  Bridge type: Cable-stayed
  •  Length: 812m (305m main span)
  •  Structure:137m concrete pylons, CFA piles, cages, hollow column stems
  •  Production: In situ concrete pour in cassions and underwater in coffer dams
  •  Shipping height: 57.5m
  •  Main Contractor: Trafalgar House

 Product and volume supplied by Hanson:

  •  Regen (GGBS/Purfleet), cement (Ketton)
  •  C70 concrete mixes for piles, foundation and bridge segments (6500 ship at 10 knots)
  •  CEM I and 70% Regen (GGBS) mixes (durability DC 3/4 ground conditions, colour, control of heat of hydration)
  •  Regen volume 40,000m3
United Kingdom