SU3716 : New Romsey Road bridge in position

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

New Romsey Road bridge in position
New Romsey Road bridge in position
Seen from southeastern side. The bridge had been lifted on hydraulic jacks and carried into position on multi-wheeled transporters. Then it was lowered onto the twleve base pillars (six each side of the M3) seen in Link . Each pillar directly supports one of the steel I-beams seen in this photo.
Romsey Road bridge replacement scheme 2018/9

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, 29 June, 2019   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 6 July, 2019
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Lowlands  Roads, Road transport  Construction, Development 
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Works 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 3757 1683 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:56.9812N 1:27.9929W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 37649 16791
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