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Loxwood Bridge Construction - 10

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For safety reasons the public is not allowed on this construction site at any time.

lock - bridge channel
Mar 15, 2009 - The channel looking west.
(Photo: Andy Keene)

lock - bridge channel
Mar 12, 2009 - The channel looking east viewed from under the arch of the horse bridge at the tail of Loxwood lock. The space behind the wall is being filled with concrete and soil.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

off side brick wall
Feb 28, 2009 - The bricking makes good progress on off side wall of the channel between the lock and the bridge.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

lock gates
Feb 25, 2009 - Lock gates nearing completion for Loxwood lock.
(Photo: Hargreaves Foundry)

brick delivery
Feb 19, 2009 - Bricks delivered for facing the offside retaining wall between the lock and the bridge. Bricklaying will start in earnest on Mon. 23 Feb.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

southwestern retaining wall
Feb 12, 2009 - Bricking next to the existing tail of the lock.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

southwestern retaining wall
Feb 12, 2009 - Bricklaying starts with first course along top of concrete blocks.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

southwestern retaining wall
Feb 10, 2009 - The scaffolding continues.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

southwestern retaining wall
Feb 8, 2009 - Burras have finished their contract work and we are now waiting for them to get their equipment, now on the track off the site. On the right hand side is the ramp less railings and wall less copings. Both these features will go on later. The scaffolding started to be put up 8 Feb. The 9 Feb saw lots of rain that flooded the site holding up that preparatory work. In the bottom left hand corner is the first pack of bricks for the bricklaying which will start as soon as conditions permit.
(Photo: Eric Walker)

southwestern retaining wall
Jan 29, 2009 - The 'L' shaped sections have been placed and forming is being assembled for a concrete pour. Temporary sheet piling has been put in place to prevent the bank slipping which has become unstable due to the very wet weather. It is expected that Burras will be finished and off site by Feb. 6. The volunteers will then continue to complete the walls.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

offside wall
Jan 22, 2009 - A view of the channel showing the tail of the lock, (foreground right) and the end of the towpath ramp. The retaining wall will be built with 'L' shaped concrete sections placed on the blinding and faced with concrete blocks below water and bricks above.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

nearside wall
Jan 22, 2009 - The channel between the end of the towpath ramp and the tail of the lock has now been dug out. On the right the blinding to form the base of the retaining wall has been cast. On the left the lower part of the wall has been faced with concrete blocks up to water level. Hollow blocks are being placed on the top of the cast concrete wall to prevent the embankment washing into the canal. These are secured by vertical reinforcing rods cast into the top of the concrete.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

offside wall
Jan 15, 2009 - This wall will use blocks up to just below water level and continue to the top with bricks, matching the style of the the new lock.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

offside wall
Jan 15, 2009 - Good progress by the volunteers on the facing for the offside retaining wall.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

towpath ramp
Jan 15, 2009 - The towpath ramp and retainig wall near completion.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

Icicle on retaining wall
Jan 10, 2009 - By the end of the week the icicle had grown to this.
(Photo: Eric Walker)

Icicle on retaining wall
Jan 7, 2009 - Temperatures of -7C have been hindering progress.
(Photo: Eric Walker)

bridge west side retaining wall piles
Dec 5, 2008 - The retaining wall being constructed behind the towpath ramping up from under the bridge. Note from Eric Walker, project manager: Burras the piling contractor is off site for the Christmas break until Jan 6, 2009. However, the volunteers (TSG group) will be working on site on Dec 28 and Jan 4.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

bridge west side retaining wall piles
Dec 5, 2008 - The ramping towpath on the south west side of the bridge.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

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