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The Flood Alleviation Scheme Work 2008

11th March 2008

Broadmeadows

The tarmac surface has been laid onto the top of the Broadmeadows bridge.

The Broadmeadows bridge surfacing starts (11-03-08)
The Broadmeadows bridge surfacing starts
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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The Broadmeadows bridge surfacing complete (11-03-08)
The Broadmeadows bridge surfacing complete
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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Fiveways
Work on the culvert at Fiveways (11-03-08)
Work on the culvert at Fiveways
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Massive crane (11-03-08)
Massive crane
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Work continues on the culvert and a massive crane was used to rapidly lift and manoeuvre the sections of the culvert into position.

This meant that the sections that would normally take several days to move and position were completed in one day even though the weather was deteriorating throughout the day. Due to the size of the crane, and the relatively light tunnel sections that were being lifted, it was not affected by the wind.

The massive crane (11-03-08)
The massive crane
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10th March 2008

The Bund

Here at the Bund, what will be the final throttle is being built. It is much smaller than the tunnel sections used further downstream so that, in theory, they will have the capacity to handle the flow coming out from here.

The start of the throttle (10-03-08)
The start of the throttle
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The first part of the throttle (10-03-08)
The first part of the throttle
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Broadmeadows
The Broadmeadows Bridge parapet (10-03-08)
The Broadmeadows Bridge parapet
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Preparations are being made to face the parapet with brickwork so that its appearance is improved.


Fiveways

This the remaining section of the original Broadmeadows to Fiveways culvert seen from the Broadmeadows end.

The Broadmeadows end of the old culvert (10-03-08)
The Broadmeadows end of the old culvert
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7th March 2008

Fiveways

The old culvert has been nearly completely removed. The work continues on the point where the two streams will meet.

The remains of the old culvert (07-03-08)
The remains of the old culvert
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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The intersection and old culvert (07-03-08)
The intersection and old culvert
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1 The brook referred to as the Chatterley Brook is actually a unnamed brook that flows from Weston-under-Penyard past Chackley Grove. It has only recently become referred to as the Chatterley Brook and locally it was previously known as Chackley Brook.

2 Flood Work Hit By Weak Teeth Ross-on-Wye Journal - Wednesday May 14, 2008


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