BRIDGING THE STRENGTH GAP

Many road bridges in the UK are being strengthened to allow them to carry lorries up to 40 tonnes. Piling work close to the Midland mainline railway in Loughborough has allowed Overbridge 78 to be strengthened without the need for disruptive, long-term track possession. Roger Bullivant installed a series of piles to support two access platforms to allow Galliford Try to carry out strengthening works. Bullivant also installed piles to support new bridge approach safety barriers. The 36-m long three-span bridge carries Meadow Lane over five railway lines. Two spans are constructed in brick and one consists of steel girders supported on a brick-built abutment. The strengthening work involved installing a new bridge deck, constructing cast in-situ parapets and the installation of new safety barriers. The installation of the piles is described.

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    THE CONCRETE SOCIETY

    RIVERSIDE HOUSE, 4 MEADOWS BUSINESS PARK, STATION APPROACH
    BLACKWATER, CAMBERLEY, SURREY  United Kingdom  GU17 9AB
  • Authors:
    • SYMES, C
  • Publication Date: 2004

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00987138
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 3 2005 12:00AM