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The Flood Alleviation Scheme Work 2008

29th February 2008

Fiveways

Today the work on the culvert between the Kings Acre car park and Broad Meadows industrial estate continues. In the series of photos below, the preparation to lift, the lift and lowering of the section of culvert can be seen.

Fiveways crane lift preparations (29-02-08)
Preparations for the lift
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Fiveways crane rise stage (29-02-08)
The start of the lift
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Fiveways crane rise complete (29-02-08)
The rise is complete
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Fiveways crane rotation (29-02-08)
The rotation stage of the lift
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Fiveways crane lowering (29-02-08)
The lowering stage of the lift
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The culvert works (29-02-08)
The culvert works
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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Homs Road
Parts for the tunnelling equipment (29-02-08)
Parts for the tunnelling equipment
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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In the shot to the left more parts of the tunnel boring machine can be seen and below are a couple of photos of the engine that will be used to pull the spoil trucks out of the tunnel to the rising shaft so that the material can be lifted to the surface.


The engine (29-02-08)
The engine
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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The engine from another angle (29-02-08)
The engine from another angle
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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28th February 2008

Fiveways

The trench has now been excavated ready for the tunnel sections to be put into place. The mouth of the new culvert is clearly visible.

The culvert works (28-02-08)
The culvert works
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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27th February 2008

Fiveways

The Fiveways to Broadmeadows culvert work continues and the old culvert is clearly visible at the end of trench.

The culvert works (27-02-08)
The culvert works
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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The old culvert (27-02-08)
The old culvert
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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Broadmeadows

The downstream bridge parapet on the bridge over the Chatterley Brook1 at Broadmeadows has been uncovered. The concrete will be faced with brick for aesthetic purposes.

The upstream parapet has been prepared with shuttering so that the concrete can be poured into the space to form part of the parapet.

The downstream bridge parapet (27-02-08)
The downstream bridge parapet
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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The upstream bridge parapet (27-02-08)
The upstream bridge parapet
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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26th February 2008

Fiveways
The culvert works (26-02-08)
The culvert works
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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The digging out of the material along the line of the culvert continues at a rapid rate. The old culvert can be just seen in the middle of the shot.


25th February 2008

Broadmeadows

In the below-left shot the steel reinforcing bars can be seen that will be placed on the top of the tunnel sections to tie the two sides together. It has to be remembered that the parapets and side sections of the bridge will be subjected to high stresses due to the force of the water potentially flowing down through this area during flooding.

The below-right shot shows concrete being poured to form another part of the bridge parapet.

The top of the Broadmeadows bridge (25-02-08)
The top of the Broadmeadows bridge
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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Pouring a parapet (25-02-08)
Pouring a parapet
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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Fiveways

The work on the culvert continues and additional piles have been put in to allow the trench to be extended. Towards the bottom-left of the shot can be seen a piece of masonry, this is the remains of a manhole that was in the path of the works that needed to be removed.

The culvert (25-02-08)
The culvert
[Courtesy of Nuttall's]
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24th February 2008

Broadmeadows
Broadmeadows (24-02-08)
Broadmeadows bridge area
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Broadmeadows bridge (24-02-08)
Broadmeadows
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The area that is the entrance to the Broadmeadows Caravan Park is under heavy construction. The pipes are pumping water around the site to Fiveways so that the works can continue without the area filling up with water.




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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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