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📰 Northam Bridge Update - 27.02.15

Northam Bridge work – Work will switch over onto the outbound lanes from Monday 9 March.
 
The waterproofing layer on Northam Bridge (inbound lanes) was applied last week; you might have noticed the bridge changing colour, we had some twitter comments that we had our own yellow brick road. 
 
The new road surface was laid this week, from Monday 2 March. This is only one of a handful of locations in the UK to have this very dense, strong and waterproof guss-asphalt surface, which is laid at 400°C, twice that of normal asphalt. The specialist machinery runs on rails and can apply a layer of the surface in a matter of hours. 
 
By the end of this week line markings will be painted and over night on Sunday, 8 March traffic will be switched onto the new road surface. 
 
    • Northam Bridge week 8

    Northam Bridge week 8 - Photo Credit: Balfour Beatty

    • Northam Bridge week 8

    Northam Bridge week 8 - Photo Credit: Balfour Beatty

    • Northam Bridge week 8

    Northam Bridge week 8 - Photo Credit: Balfour Beatty

    • Northam Bridge week 8

    Northam Bridge week 8 - Photo Credit: Balfour Beatty

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