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Loxwood Bridge Construction - 6

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.

west walls south side
June 30, 2008 - The west side concrete beams in place.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

crane lowering bridge beam
June 30, 2008 - The first of the second batch of concrete beams being lowered into place.
(Photo: Sally Schupe)

west walls south side
June 27, 2008 - The west side south abutment with the formwork removed and ready for the placement of the pre-cast beams on Monday, June 30.
(Photo: Eric Walker)

west wall south side
June 27, 2008 - The east side 'floor' with the reinforcing in place and ready for the concrete pour.
(Photo: Eric Walker)

west walls south side
June 24, 2008 - The west side south abutment formwork complete ready for the concrete pour.
(Photo: Eric Walker)

west walls
June 24, 2008 - Dowel pins inserted into drilled holes in the piles. The water on the blinding concrete has accumulated from the cooling water used for the drill.
(Photo: Eric Walker)

under bridge
June 24, 2008 - The ground under the bridge excavated to full depth to expose the lower part of the piles. These piles will be clad with concrete to blend with the upper section.
(Photo: Eric Walker)

west walls
June 18, 2008 - The north abutment on the west side. The piles have been capped along the full length. Note in the background, the ground under the completed bridge being excavated to full depth.
(Photo: Eric Walker)

west side excavation
June 2, 2008 - With most of the clay between the piles excavated and the last of the supporting sheet piling removed, there is now a clear view under the road.
(Photo: Dave Kersley for Richard Emsley)

view through tunnel
June 2, 2008 - Light at the end of the tunnel. After 100 years a route under the road for the canal.
(Photo: Dave Kersley for Richard Emsley)

exposed piles west side
May 26, 2008 - The piles for the north west wing wall are now being exposed and cut to size.
(Photo: Eric Walker)

bridge east portal
May 23, 2008 - The newly opened road over the bridge looking south. Work can now start on the west side of the bridge. Because there are no utilities, this side should be more straightforward than the east side.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

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