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Posted: 23 Jan. 2018,09:51 QUOTE

theres a bit of a argument going on around here about a bridge that was hit by a lorry http://greenironbridge.com/about-the-bridge/

part of the problem is the road was resurfaced and the camber changed so lorrys are now closer to it but the council claim they cant reduce the road height
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Tarmac and trucks running over it for 100 years leave it contaminated. The bitumen in the tar leaches into it. This quality of soil (and there would be hundreds of tonnes of it) has to be specially disposed of. It would be necessary to dig down a long way to lower all the pipes and cables that are under the road. You can’t just take off a few inches.


so is this true ?
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Posted: 25 Jan. 2018,19:25 QUOTE

The road level probably could be reduced, but they are right to use costs as an excuse. It can become very expensive but that has to be offset against the benefits of having a safer road.

I don't know all the details, and I haven't the time to go into it at any length, but if the re-surfacing has reduced the clearance height, someone is going to get their arse kicked, and the site engineer is probably the first in line with his/her trousers round their ankles!


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Posted: 25 Jan. 2018,22:54 QUOTE

thanks for the reply they couldn't find there ass with boath hands  so no ones getting the blame  they didn't even try to find out who hit the dam thing !  they think lifting a 200 year old bridge is easyer than sorting the road to :p
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Posted: 26 Jan. 2018,09:31 QUOTE

Raising the height seems to be the most sensible solution especially it being metal rather than stone. Also diverting lorries away from the bridge by signage. Preparing for the lift would still let traffic flow controlled.

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Posted: 28 Jan. 2018,20:57 QUOTE

its cast iron sat on stone though  id personally rather see it put in the industrial museum an replaced with something modern than messed about with  its a listed structure so its higly unlikely thy can lift it but that wont stop em spending 30 grand to find that out
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Posted: 28 Jan. 2018,22:06 QUOTE

Moved bigger than that and transported it to new setting. Listed building versus saving lives...no brainer  :;):   :)

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Posted: 31 Jan. 2018,10:37 QUOTE

They just need one really good wallop on it from a HGV and the lorry's insurers will end up foioting the bill for a whole new road and/or bridge.

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Posted: 31 Jan. 2018,22:14 QUOTE

no one got the details that's the problem it would prob have been fixed by now if they did the only real risk to life is from people crossing the road cos they cant use the bridge
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