Out with the old, in with the new – Gayhurst Road bridge update

The demolition of the Gayhurst Road bridge in Dallington was completed last Friday when the final piece of the existing bridge, the southern abutment, was deconstructed and removed.  
 
Four of the six piles for the new bridge have now been installed. The six piles will form the base of the north and south abutments and the central pier, which will support the new bridge deck. Work is progressing on the north abutment and central pier which are now in place where the old bridge once stood. 
 
Work is about to start on stabilising the riverbank on the southern side of bridge. This involves using cement to strengthen the soil. Once completed, the two remaining piles will be installed for the south abutment. 
 
The new bridge is expected to be complete by mid-2015.

 

Below - Two concrete beams, the north abutment and the central pier, are in place for the new Gayhurst Road bridge

 
 
Below - Looking down the Avon River towards the east.
 
 
 
Don’t know your abutments from your piers? Check out our bridge diagram below.
 
Published: 08 October 2014

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