SX9373 : Site of Fore Street bridge over the railway

near to Teignmouth, Devon, Great Britain

Site of Fore Street bridge over the railway
Site of Fore Street bridge over the railway
Over a weekend Network Rail and its contractors removed the bridge taking Fore Street over the railway. This is the scene just before 6pm on the Saturday. Work continued in readiness for installing pre-cast concrete beams to support the new bridge. The engineers are standing on the deck of a temporary scaffolding bridge. In the background, dwarfed by the massive hydraulic crane, is the lower end of Exeter Street and the octagonal St James's Church.
Fore Street bridge, Teignmouth
Fore Street bridge, once a principal route over the railway and into the town, has carried local traffic since the realignment of the A379 in the late 1980s. Consulting engineers for Network Rail, Arup, had identified unacceptable weakness in the girders supporting the carriageway together with overloading in the parapet girders. The only solution was to dismantle the bridge (which may date from the time Brunel's GWR was scythed through the town) and install a new, stronger one. The major part of the work was carried out over the weekend of 18-19 February 2012 in a highly organised operation.

Information taken from Network Rail's Prior Approval Application to Teignbridge District Council, TCP 10/049, 20 December 2011, with thanks.
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Saturday, 18 February, 2012   (more nearby)
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Monday, 18 June, 2012
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre  Construction, Development 
Place (from Tags)
Teignmouth 
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Fore Street 
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Road Over Railway 
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Orange 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9396 7305 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:32.8540N 3:29.8821W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9397 7304
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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