SU3716 : Bridge replacement works

taken 2 months ago, near to Upton, Hampshire, Great Britain

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Bridge replacement works
Bridge replacement works
Photographed by drone. On south side of M27, preparatory to the replacement of the Romsey Road bridge. The M27 lies in a cutting here. It appears that ground level has been lowered to provide a roadway onto the M27 west of the bridge. I presume the heaps in the background are excavated spoil. In the foreground is a geotextile on top of which it appears that MoT type 1 or scalpings are being spread.
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
Wednesday, 1 August, 2018   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 1 August, 2018
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport  Construction, Development 
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Aerial 
Primary Subject of Photo
Works 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 3750 1671 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:56.9167N 1:28.0534W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 37514 16754
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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