SX9373 : Fore Street bridge, new beams in place

near to Teignmouth, Devon, Great Britain

Fore Street bridge, new beams in place
Fore Street bridge, new beams in place
Sunday morning, early. All quiet. The beams must have been placed by the giant hydraulic crane (behind the camera) through Saturday evening. A portable floodlight unit and generator was stationed on the south side of the bridge. The rear of St James's House is seen on the right.
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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Date Taken
Sunday, 19 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 19 July, 2012
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre  Construction, Development 
Place (from Tags)
Teignmouth 
Road (from Tags)
Fore Street 
Bridge (from Tags)
Road Over Railway 
Building Material (from Tags)
Reinforced Concrete 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9396 7304 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:32.8486N 3:29.8819W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9397 7305
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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