21 January 2011

Another serious problem with Tesco pipeline

A note from James:

I heard rumours that all is not well with the Tesco pipeline. Looking again at the pipeline drawings I noticed that the bridge carrying the pipeline over the roads has no foundations. The drawings show a massive concrete pier but it is sitting on an un-dimensioned but very shallow pad. The pipe is heavy enough but when filled with water and gravel the weight is enormous, yet no significant footings are provided.

SDT has a member who is a fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers. He has taken an interest in the noise issue but I am also going to see him with the bridge drawings for his opinion.

If this problem is confirmed, a very serious hazard is indicated. A collapsing bridge would endanger passing traffic and also the surrounding properties.

More in due course.

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