SU3716 : Preparatory works on south side of M27

taken 4 months ago, near to Upton, Hampshire, Great Britain

Preparatory works on south side of M27
Preparatory works on south side of M27
Seen from the old Romsey Road bridge. The exact purpose of these works was not apparent at time of photographing, but it is possible that this is to provide access to a closed M27 to facilitate removal of the old bridge and/or placement of the new one.
Romsey Road bridge replacement scheme 2018
A concrete bridge carried the A3057 Romsey Road over the M27 motorway at Nursling. It was built in the 1970s and had a design life of 25 years. In 2016 bridge inspectors identified failings in the bearings, meaning the bridge was unable to move as designed. Developing cracks had also been observed in the ends of the pre-stressed concrete beams.

Structural monitoring equipment was installed to give early warning of any deterioration. A 26 tonne weight limit was imposed. Utilities running over the bridge were diverted.

In 2018, a scheme to replace the bridge was implemented. This involved works on the south side of the M27 west of the bridge. It was planned to build a new bridge on site, close the motorway, demolish the old bridge, and move the new bridge into position.

See LinkExternal link for demolition operations over the weekend of September 29 & 30 2018.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 26 July, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 1 August, 2018
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport  Construction, Development 
Primary Subject of Photo
Works 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 3755 1677 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:56.9489N 1:28.0103W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 37568 16869
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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