One of the earliest reinforced concrete bridges built in Great Britain, the seventy year old Tuckton Bridge over the River Stour in Christchurch is being reinstated to its original design. The face of the existing beams, columns and ribs is being reduced by 6mm and where necessary down to sound concrete. Much of the concrete was in bad shape, largely the result of old age, and in some areas had spalled away, leaving the reinforcing bars exposed. Quickmast 481 dispersible epoxy resin with a waterproof sand and cement render in multiple coats 12.5mm thick is being used. Where the reinforcement is exposed, it is being wire brushed and treated with epoxy resin. The new finish will be of fine wood float. During the operation the bridge is not being closed but the lane width is restricted. The deck has been re-surfaced. Costs are quoted.

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    IPC Building and Contract Journals Limited

    32 Southwark Bridge Road
    London SE1 9EX,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1975-5-29

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 21
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 265
    • Issue Number: 4995
    • Publisher: Reed Business Information, Limited
    • ISSN: 0010-7859

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127783
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1975 12:00AM