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Loxwood Bridge Construction - 3

Important.
The Loxwood Canal Bridge construction site is the responsibility of C J Thorne Co Ltd. The B2133 road is open for cars and light vans. Being a construction site there are hazards and for this reason the public not allowed on the site at any time. We seek your co-operation in this matter. The pedestrian walkway gives the best view of the works and there is nothing of the bridge that can be seen from anywhere else.

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Piles between the gap under the utilities and the sheet piling suporting the road have been trimmed. Just visible on the left is the girder supporting the utilities. March 25, 2008
(Photo: Richard Watson)

contruction overview
Reinforcing being prepared for the pile capping. At this point the capping has to bridge the gap in the piles. Piles could not be placed at this point because of the utility services above. The towpath side ramp has had its shuttering removed and shuttering is being prepared for the next section of wall and capping.
(Photo: Janet Phillips)

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The formwork has been removed from the ramp on the right. Mar. 14 2008.
(Photo: Janet Phillips)

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On the extreme right the finished ramp taking the retaining wall up to the level of the bridge decking.
(Photo: Webmaster)

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The water main and 'phone cables suspendened over the excavation on an 'I' beam.
(Photo: Webmaster)

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To prevent the roadway collapsing into the excavation it is retained by sheet piling supported by an expanding beam jacked against the concrete piles.
(Photo: Webmaster)

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A closer view of the the reinforcing and formwork for the nearside ramp. March 6, 2008.
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Later the same day on March 6, 2008. The formwork and reinforcing is ready for the concrete pour on the nearside ramp
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Preparing for the the concrete pour. Note the interested onlookers from the footbridge. Photo taken on March 6, 2008
(Photo: Janet Phillips)

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The formwork and reinforcing mesh for the off-side ramp.
(Photo: Janet Phillips)

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A close-up of the hopper. Note the gap in the row of piles below the utilities suspended the cables and water main.
(Photo: Janet Phillips)

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The concrete hopper on the excavator arm ready to pour the off-side wall.
(Photo: Janet Phillips)

Last updated  Sunday, 8 February, 2015
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