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The Flood Alleviation Scheme Work 2008

7th February 2008

Homs Road

More parts of the tunnelling equipment have arrived. Below can be seen some of the Archemedes screws used to move the material bored from the face of the tunnel back towards the trucks that will follow the TE and remove the spoil.

Parts of the tunnelling equipment (07-02-08)
Parts of the tunnelling equipment
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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More parts of the tunnelling equipment (07-02-08)
More parts of the tunnelling equipment
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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6th February 2008

Fiveways

Today the top ring of the falling shaft was put in place at Kings Acre. This was then fixed into place using concrete and this will stop it dropping as the material inside it is removed as the shaft is extended downwards.

First ring of falling shaft (06-02-08)
First ring of falling shaft
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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First ring fixed in place (06-02-08)
First ring fixed in place
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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Homs Road
The tunnelling machine being prepared (06-02-08)
The tunnelling machine being prepared
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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At the Homs Road site more parts of the tunnelling equipment are arriving and the machine underground is being prepared with its various umbilical cables being arranged and connected up.


5th February 2008

Fiveways

The work on the falling shaft at Fiveways/Kings Acre has started. The material that has been dug out, by the excavator that can be seen in the background, is being put into the clamp ready to be moved out to the bund.

Spoil storage clamp in use (05-02-08)
Spoil storage clamp in use
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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4th February 2008

Fiveways
Spoil storage clamp (04-02-08)
Spoil storage clamp
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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This spoil storage clamp has been built to temporarily store the material that is dug out of the falling shaft as it is dug out. The spoil will then be moved out of the clamp, via lorry, to the bund where it will be stored for use later our used to build the bund itself.


Here the piles and supporting framework, to stop the piles collapsing in when the material between them is removed, can be seen. This will allow the culvert between Fiveways and Broadmeadows to be more rapidly put in place.

The Fiveways to Broadmeadows culvert (04-02-08)
The Fiveways to Broadmeadows culvert
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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The Bund
Temporary pipe work at the bund (04-02-08)
Temporary pipe work at the bund
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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Some pipe sections have been delivered to the bund area so that a temporary throttle can be created. They are also to used to create bridges over watercourses that run across the bund area to allow machinery and equipment to be more easily moved around the area.




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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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