GUNITING ADDS STRENGTH UNDERNEATH THE ARCHES

To match the load capacity of the newly opened London bridge, a program of guniting has been carried out to strengthen the arches that support its southern approach roads. Details are given of the placing of the gunite on the wall faces and arch soppits, the reinforcement used, and equipment utilized. To further improve the load-bearing properties of the soil beneath the foundation, injections of sodium silicate and calcium chloride were used. Costs of the guniting operations are quoted. /TRRL/

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    IPC Building and Contract Journals Limited

    32 Southwark Bridge Road
    London SE1 9EX,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1973-4-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 43
  • Serial:
    • CONTRACT JOURNAL
    • Volume: 252
    • Issue Number: 4883
    • Publisher: Reed Business Information, Limited
    • ISSN: 0010-7859

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00082794
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM