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Loxwood Bridge Construction - 5

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.

bridge east portal
The road looking north. Note the narrow lanes. The contactor is installing cameras to check speed and vehicle size.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

concrete path
The concrete footpath now covers the service ducts. Tuesday (May 20) should see the tarmac on the road. The wearing course will be done once the whole road is available. On Wednesday, May 21 the traffic will be diverted to the east side of the road. The width of the road will be limited to 2.8m so it will be very tight for long vehicles like horse boxes. The 7.5T restriction continues. Photo May 18, 2008.
(Photo: Eric Walker)

kerbstones
The diverted services and kerbs are now in place. The blue plastic and ductile iron pipes need to be lowered to finish the kerbs. Next steps will be to concrete over the services across to the fencing and to put the tarmac sub base on the road. May 8, 2008.
(Photo: Eric Walker)

bridge east portal
May 1, 2008 - Formwork removed to expose the eastern end of the bridge. The excavated sides are being filled with granite scalpings. The kerb stones will be installed followed by the tarmac road surface. The one way traffic light controlled road will be switched to the bridge later in May.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

waterproofing deck
A protective layer of sand asphalt being applied to the decking. May 1, 2008.
(Photo: Eric Walker

cable ducts south side
Cable ducts placed across the south side of the bridge.
(Photo: Eric Walker

cables
A BT cable duct being repaired using wrap-around interlocking sections.
(Photo: Eric Walker

waterproofing deck
The bridge decking after being primed and waterproofed. A protective layer of bitumen is being applied. The whole process took 3 hours to complete. If it had rained on the primer they would have charged £2500 and that charge would have applied to any subsequent failure to complete the work. April 25, 2008.
(Photo: Eric Walker

artist drawing
An artists impression of the final bridge. This is posted on a notice board near the work-site. By local artist - John Russell-Hayes.
(Photo: Richard Emsley

shuttering removal.
The shuttering at the east end of the bridge decking being removed. April 21, 2008
(Photo: Richard Emsley

formwork for slab
The eastern edge of the bridge contained by formwork.
(Photo: Richard Watson)

formwork for slab
The slab being poured over the concrete beams. The diverted road is on the right.
(Photo: Richard Watson

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