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Loxwood Bridge Construction - 9

IMPORTANT.

C J Thorne Co Ltd., the constructor of the Loxwood Bridge, has now completed the project and left the site. Burras, the piling contractor has finished the contract work but has not yet cleared the site. For safety reasons the public is not allowed on this construction site at any time.

lock gates measuring
The measurements for the gates being taken at Loxwood New Lock. The gates are due to be fitted on March 9, 2009.
(Photo: Eric Walker)

bridge south west side retaining wall piles
Nov 20, 2008 - A reinforcing cage has been placed over the top of the shortened piles which will form the rising towpath on the right.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

bridge south west side retaining wall piles
Nov 20, 2008 - The wall viewed from the towpath side near the horse bridge.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

bridge west side retaining wall piles
Nov 20, 2008 - View looking north west showing retaining wall, some of which has been concreted.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

bridge west side view to horse bridge
Nov 6, 2008 - An almost interupted view of the horse bridge at the tail of Loxwood New Lock from new bridge. The channel is still being excavated and the spoil taken off site. The excavator in the foreground is on what will become the bed of the canal. Note the shower of sparks from the cutting of the pile reinforcing rods.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

bridge west side retaining wall piles
Nov 6, 2008 - The piles on the north channel have been cut to size in preparation for the capping.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

bridge east side retaining wall
Oct 25, 2008 - For safety reasons the section of wall close to the overhead electricity pole has not been piled. Instead a different technique has been used involving the use of retaining rods driven horizontally into the ground. These operate in a similar way to expanding rawlbolts.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

bridge west side retaining wall
Oct 25, 2008 - The channel between the bridge and the lock has now been dug out to expose the piles. The footings for the retaining wall have been shuttered in preparation for a concrete pour.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

bridge east side retaining wall
Oct 22, 2008 - The south retaining wall on the east side of the bridge is almost complete. The final gap at the end of the precast segments next to the bridge will be cast in situ. Piling of the north bank on the west side is complete and the piling rig has been removed from the site.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

bridge east side retaining wall
Oct 15, 2008 - Excavations on the east side of the bridge for the south retaining wall to link the existing wall to the bridge.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

bridge west side
Oct 15, 2008 - The west side of the bridge. View looking east. Piling for the north retaining wall is approximately 70% complete on the date this picture was taken.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

piling on the west side of bridge
Oct. 1, 2008. On the left Hanson are delivering concrete into the storage drum. Just behind that is the concrete pump. The digger in the foreground is supporting the steel fixers making the cages which form the reinforcing in the piles. In the background is the piling rig and another 20 Tonne digger to auger the holes. As the auger is withdrawn the concrete is pumped down the stem. The digger then puts in a prepared cage. Somewhere on this side of the lock is the small digger used to remove the material dug out by the auger.
(Photo: Eric Walker)

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