SU3716 : M3 northeast of Romsey Road bridge, when closed

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

M3 northeast of Romsey Road bridge, when closed
M3 northeast of Romsey Road bridge, when closed
The motorway was closed to permit the new Romsey Road bridge to be moved into position over a weekend. Lorries parked across the westbound lane were there to block any traffic that might have evaded the closure.
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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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 June, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 6 July, 2019
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Roads, Road transport  Construction, Development 
Primary Subject of Photo
Motorway 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 3769 1693 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:57.0347N 1:27.8897W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 37600 16871
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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