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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.
by Robin Stott

Created: Wed, 18 Jul 2012, Updated: Thu, 19 Jul 2012


17 images use this description:

SX9473 : Railway west of Shute Hill bridge by Robin Stott
SX9373 : Temporary bridge, Fore Street by Robin Stott
SX9373 : Hydraulic crane for Fore Street bridge works by Robin Stott
SX9373 : Back of hydraulic crane, Fore Street bridge works by Robin Stott
SX9373 : St James Vets, Fore Street, dwarfed by a crane by Robin Stott
SX9473 : The iron road through Teignmouth by Robin Stott
SX9373 : Temporary bridges, Fore Street bridge works by Robin Stott
SX9373 : Fore Street bridge is complete by Robin Stott
SX9373 : Railway through Teignmouth by Robin Stott
SX9373 : Fore Street Bridge replaced by Robin Stott
SX9373 : Temporary services bridge, Fore Street by Robin Stott
SX9373 : Fore Street bridge works, early Sunday morning by Robin Stott
SX9373 : Floodlights at the Fore Street bridge site by Robin Stott
SX9473 : Beams for Fore Street bridge are loaded by Robin Stott
SX9373 : Fore Street bridge, new beams in place by Robin Stott
SX9473 : Something in the air by Robin Stott
SX9373 : Site of Fore Street bridge over the railway by Robin Stott


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