SU3716 : Old Romsey Road bridge replacement works

taken 27 days ago, near to Upton, Hampshire, Great Britain

Old Romsey Road bridge replacement works
Old Romsey Road bridge replacement works
Drone photo. By this time the southwestern half of the old bridge had been demolished, leaving a single carriageway under traffic light control. Shown here are works on the northwestern side of the bridge which appear to be exposing the foundations of the old bridge and presumably may follow with foundations for the new bridge. The footpath here has been diverted around the metal fence shown.
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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Saturday, 20 October, 2018   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 20 October, 2018
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Lowlands  Roads, Road transport  Construction, Development 
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Works 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 375 168 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:56.9921N 1:28.0184W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 375 167
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