Weekend Road Closure Report 10-11 September 2016

Bridge Road was recently closed for the weekend 10-11 September, to allow the Contractor to undertake certain tasks which required the full width of the road.

A key activity was the waterproofing of Countess Wear Flood Relief Bridge, a 1960s structure in poor condition – in outline this involved the following tasks:

  • Removal of existing asphalt (tarmac)
  • Repair and testing of the reinforced concrete deck
  • Preparation of the movement joints at each end of the bridge
  • Excavation at each end of the concrete bridge to allow waterproofing here, backfilling with foam concrete
  • Priming of the deck and spraying of the quick curing waterproofing product
  • Testing of the waterproofing and repairing any holes

Additionally trenches were dug across the road in five locations to allow electricity and telecommunication services to be laid.

The contractor also took the opportunity to work on reconfiguring the bus stop at the North end of the site to allow for the final widened road layout.

Finally all the areas worked on were re-surfaced with new asphalt.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused by this road closure.

Please note the next road closure is scheduled for 24/25th September.

Some photos of the works follow:

Preparing concrete deck and placing foamed concrete
Preparing concrete deck of Countess Wear Flood Relief Bridge and placing foamed concrete
Services trench to North of Countess Wear Flood Relief Bridge
Service trench to North of Countess Wear Flood Relief Bridge
Service trench near the Canal bridges
Service trench near the Canal bridges
Repairing the concrete deck of Countess Wear Flood Relief Bridge
Repairing and priming the concrete deck of Countess Wear Flood Relief Bridge
Partly completed bridge movement joint
Partly completed bridge movement joint, North end of Countess Wear Flood Relief Bridge
Laying Asphalt
Laying Asphalt