Launder Aqueduct, Oxfordshire, UK
 
Synopsis:
Inspection and design of repairs to bridge structures including temporary works
Contractor:
Birse Rail
End Client:
Network Rail South East Territory
Award:
National Railway Heritage Award 2007

Tony Gee was appointed to undertake the detailed design for the reconstruction of the aqueduct using fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) materials, which was a first for Network Rail.

Our innovative design adopted FRP materials for Overbridge 47, in conjunction with development of the trough profile and the independent liner, to provide a durable and low maintenance replacement for the aqueduct. The designed solution and methods also mitigated the impact of the works upon the cutting, which was imperative due to location within a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest.

The new aqueduct comprises an open trough, similar to the previous structure, but with greater depth and cross-section profile to improve the flow capacity.

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