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Loxwood Bridge Construction - 4

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.

formwork for slab
The eastern edge of the bridge, with the decking slab to the right.
(Photo: Richard Watson

formwork for slab
The concrete pump in action distributing the concrete over the work area. Four pictures above taken on April 18, 2008.
(Photo: Richard Watson)

formwork for slab
Formwork under construction for the in situ casting of a concrete slab forming the east side of the bridge.
(Photo: Eric Walker)

nearside abutment wall closeup
The bridge beams were lowered into place on April 8, 2008. A reinforced concrete slab will be cast on top of the beams before the road surface is applied.
(Photo: Richard Watson)

beam nuber 16
Beam number 16 being lowered into position - the last of the first batch.
(Photo: Eric Walker)

first beam being lowered
The first of the the first batch of concrete beams being lowered into place on April 8, 2008.
(Photo: Eric Walker)

snow scene
The Onlow Pound on April 6, 2008.
(Photo: Eric Walker)

final concrete pour on east side of road
Sometimes it gets quite crowded, on what is a very tight site.
This photo taken on April 4, 2008, shows the final preparations for the last concrete pour to form the pile cap on the east side of the road. On the left is the Hanson Premix lorry. Just coming through the works is the WSCC subcontractor May Gurney/Conway lorry, which had been cleaning and jetting the road gullies. Behind the Conway lorry is a stream of traffic party held up by his work. On the right hand side is the Thorne digger, waiting with a concrete skip waiting for a gap in the traffic to get the concrete to go into the shuttering just in from of him.
Subject to tests on the strength of this concrete just poured, the first batch of Tarmac precast beams will be put in place next Tuesday the 8 April.
(Photo: Eric Walker)

nearside abutment wall closeup
A closer view of the pile capping on the nearside (south side) of the bridge.
(Photo: Richard Watson)

nearside abutment wall
The nearside pile capping completed on the nearside for the bridge on the east side of the road. In the foreground is the offside wall which is shuttered ready for the concrete pour. April 3, 2008.
(Photo: Richard Watson)

ramps
The offside and near side wing walls. The detail of the reinforcing indicates the final concrete profile. The first bridge beam will sit on the lower level to the right of the taller section to the right of the the ramp. March 25, 2008
(Photo: Richard Watson)

sheet piling supporting road
The ground up to the sheet piling supporting the edge of the road has been excavated down to what will be approximately the final water level. March 25, 2008
(Photo: Richard Watson)

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