BUILDING TIME HALVED ON KIMBERLEY BY-PASS

THIS ARTICLE DESCRIBES THE COMPLETION OF THE KIMBERLEY- EASTWOOD BYPASS 16 MONTHS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE, DESPITE DIFFICULT SOIL CONDITIONS AND DERELICT MINE WORKINGS. THE 6.4 KM DUAL CARRIAGEWAY RUNS FROM LANGLEY MILL TO THE M1 AT NUTHALL. TWO SOIL SURVEYS INDICATED THAT THE LINE OF THE BYPASS WAS UNDERLAIN BY FAULTED ARGILLACEOUS AND ARENACEOUS STRATA OF LOWER AND MIDDLE COAL MEASURES, MARL, LIMESTONE AND SANDSTONE. COAL SEAMS, WHICH HAD BEEN WORKED, WERE PRESENT. CBR VALUES OF 6% FOR ARGILLACEOUS STRATA AND 30% FOR SANDSTONE WERE RECOMMENDED FOR ROAD DESIGN PURPOSES. SEVEN MINE SHAFTS WERE DRILLED AND GROUTED AND A CONCRETE PLUG PLACED AT ROCK HEAD LEVEL. THE CONTRACT INCLUDED 8 BRIDGES AND 3 SUBWAYS. TWO BRIDGES ARE 3-SPAN REINFORCED CONCRETE ANCHOR/CANTILEVERED WITH PRE-STRESSED CONCRETE 'T' SUSPENDED BEAMS. CIRCULAR COLUMNS FOR 2 BRIDGES WERE CAST ON-SITE FROM ONE REINFORCED GLASS-FIBRE MOULD. OTHER BRIDGES INCLUDE A 2-SPAN BRIDGE WITH A 15 DEGREE SKEW AND A FOOTBRIDGE WITH A 47.0 PARABOLIC ARCH. THE SUBWAYS ARE IN-SITU REINFORCED CONCRETE U-SECTIONS WITH SUSPENDED DECK SLABS.

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    IPC Building and Contract Journals Limited

    32 Southwark Bridge Road
    London SE1 9EX,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1974-7-4

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 28-29
  • Serial:
    • CONTRACT JOURNAL
    • Volume: 260
    • Issue Number: 4948
    • Publisher: Reed Business Information, Limited
    • ISSN: 0010-7859

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00081100
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1975 12:00AM