10 November 2005
Precast concrete beams are being installed at a bridge in East London which stands "an Olympic champion's stone's throw" from the site of the main Olympic Park in Stratford.
Norwest Holst is the contractor on the project to replace the existing Temple Mills Bridge after 40 years of chloride contamination of the reinforcement had left it severely weakened and uneconomic to repair. Hyder Consulting is the supervising consultant.
The five-span crossing carries one of the area's main arterial routes over the River Lea. It consists of two nearly identical 50m-long structures, each carrying a three lane carriageway, a footway/cycleway and a central paved verge. The bridge decks consist of precast, prestressed concrete beams with in situ concrete infill. Replacement of the bridge is taking place one carriageway at a time to enable traffic to continue to use the route.