The Kingsmead Viaduct viewed from the east (downstream) from Ware, approximately 500 metres away
|Carries||dual 2-lane carriageways|
|Crosses||River Lea, New River|
|Design||Concrete Box girder bridge|
|Total length||716.15808 m (2,350 ft) |
|Opened||17 August 1976citation needed][|
The Kingsmead Viaduct (or Kings Meads Viaduct) is a raised dual-carriageway viaduct of the A10 road on the eastern outskirts of Ware, Hertfordshire, England. It carries the A10 over the River Lea, the New River and the Hertford East railway.
The road was originally constructed as a trunk route by the Highways Agency as the second part of a two-phase improvement of the A10 between Ware and Cheshunt. On 29 September 2006 the road was de-trunked, and the viaduct is now the responsibility of Hertfordshire County Council.
The expansion joints were replaced by the Highways Agency in July 2005.
Improvements to the bridge parapets to bring them up to modern standards were carried out by Hertfordshire Council from July to September 2008. The work included installing 'high containment' parapets above the railway.
- Reported as being 35.6 chains http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/cm199900/cmhansrd/vo000306/text/00306w02.htm