Two months ago (August 23rd.) I took some photos of work on the pilings for the northern approach for the new crossing. I made a blog entry HERE.
This morning I revisited the construction site to get some pics of the work underway for the pilings on the southern side, such work commencing only a couple of weeks ago.
So this blog update will consist mainly of photographs (all enlarge to full-size when clicked) and I'll kick off proceedings with a comparison between what the southern approaches looked like then and what they look like now. The shots were taken at about the same location...........
Here is another set of comparisons, with a view north across the river back in August (top) and a view from the same location taken this morning................
As you can see, the work for the northern piling tubes has been completed, as has most of the pile-driving for the tubes across the river and work on the southern tubes is well underway.
Look closely at the full-size image of the shot immediately above and you will see that one of the first concrete pylons on the north bank is being constructed.
The following photos are all from my visit this morning....in no particular order but showing the work being carried out on the southern side of the river.............
|The earthworks in the right-background is part of the on/off ramp arrangement.|
|Plumes of steam rise from Harwood sugar mill.|
|Looking south and the piling tubes yet to be pounded into the ground.|
|The RMS are taking a photographic record of the construction. One of two cameras seen here.|
The shot below is of one of the several trawlers which operate on the river. In the background is part of the village of Harwood, on the upstream (western) side of the bridge.
More galleries will be added as the bridgework continues.