A4119 Talbot Green
Removal of a joint between two bridge sections
Two members of the D-Drill team called on all their experience to ensure the safe removal of a concrete join in a bridge in South Wales.
Alun Burnell and Gary Robinson, from the company’s Bridgend office, have more than 50 years’ experience in the diamond drilling and concrete sawing industry.
They were called upon to remove a 24 metre long section of reinforced concrete that was 450mm thick in places from a bridge on the A4119 dual carriageway in Talbot Green.
Not only were they operating above the River Ely they were also close to a very busy traffic island that remained open throughout the whole procedure.
“To us, it felt fairly routine, but that’s probably because I’ve been in this industry for a very long time and Gary has done more than 25 years too,” said Alun.
“We were called in by Walters to remove the concrete section but we had lots of elements to bear in mind, not just cutting the concrete. We’d got the river...