The River Stour

The River Stour

This is the index page for articles on the River Stour.

        A River Re-born         How the River Stour was released from a concrete tube beneath the old BSR factory, and given a new river bed in the sunshine.
        The New Bridge         How the river was spanned with a new bridge to link the two halves of the Doulton Brook housing development by Taylor Wimpey.

These articles may have additional pages attached to them. For your convenience they are listed below to allow direct access.

New Bridge pages.

  Amblecote North        The making of the wing wall on the downstream side of the bridge.
  Amblecote South        The wing wall on the upstream side.
  Beams        Cross section of the bridge beams which span the river.
  Bridge Bearings        About the bearings that support the beams.
  Cradle Anchors        The anchor bolts that will support the vertical supports for the hand rails on        the bridge and wing walls.
  Crane        Photographs of the fascinating 350 ton crane that lifted the beams into        place.
  Conform Ltd        The Company, and people, that built the bridge.
  Decking Out        The casting of the deck that will carry the road surface.
  Frizell Ltd        The Company that provided the mechanical excavator, much used on the        site.
  Parapets        Adding the parapets to the sides of the bridge.
  Parapet Railings        Adding the parapets railings to the sides of the bridge.
  Spanning the Stour        Placing the beams across the river.
  Testing        The tests that are carried out on each batch of concrete.
  Transport        Photographs of the lorries that transported the beams to the site.
  Wollaston North        The wing wall on the downstream side of the bridge.
  Wollaston South        The wing wall on the upstream side of the bridge.
               

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