Contractors World

The UK and Ireland's only FREE to READ digital publication for construction, demolition, mining and quarrying industries

Contractors World UK & Ireland
2012 Vol 2 No 6   
Forward: Print Page Register (free) Bookmark Page

cw cw cw cw cw Buyers Guide cw cw cw

contractors world magazines on facebookContractors World magazines onTwitter
Facebook Twitter

Contractors World UK
Read more news in the
Contractors World





• back issues
•  brochures

Contractors World - Eco Friendly publishing
Sponsor a tree
by planting
your logo
in our
virtual forest
to aid the

Lighthouse Club
Benevolent Fund

previous page   PAGE 11 of 38    next page

As this time lapse video shows, contractors had to deploy a lot of equipment in order to complete bridge demolition on M1

Video and images courtesy of Highways Agency © 2012

Tweet this page



Machines, men and materials on standby ready to begin work as soon as traffic controllers have closed the M1 motorway.Minimum time to demolish 1,400 tonne bridge over the M1

Recently the Costain-Carillion joint venture had to close a section of the M1 for almost 16 hours to enable time to demolish a bridge.

Machines, men and materials on standby ready to begin work as soon as traffic controllers have closed the M1 motorway.

The route between London and the Midlands was closed between Junctions 11 and 13 to allow the demolition of one of the motorway’s original bridges at Junction 12 as part of the overall programme of improvements at the interchange.

The jv team had between 8 pm on Saturday 30 June to noon on Sunday 1 July to remove the 41 metre, 1400 tonne reinforced concrete structure, which previously carried the A5120 that connected Dunstable and Flitwick.

A replacement – constructed from steel beams with an in situ concrete deck – was already in position and operational when the work got underway.    The job went smoothly, accomplished using hydraulic breakers, with the jv team able to hand the motorway back 30 minutes ahead of deadline.

Having worked through the night doing the demolition, final clear up and finishing works continued in the race against time.Unsurprisingly, the demolition attracted considerable attention. Regional press helped promote the message that the M1 would be closed and media were onsite to film the work and interview Highways Agency Project Manager, Lynne Stinson.

Having worked through the night doing the demolition, final clear up and finishing works continued in the race against time.

The team took the opportunity of the weekend closure to tackle extra work, meaning less disruption will be needed on other occasions.

continued page 2 of 2 >>>


previous page   PAGE 11 of 38   next page

red divide
CW Contractors World - the digital publication for construction industry

Contractors World Magazines are published by VVV Limited
©VVV Ltd 2012 All Rights Reserved

Publisher: Roger Lindley
Content compiled and edited by:
Roger Lindley MCIM

Page updated: August 2012



Contractors World -International
Contractors World International up-to-date information on news, plant and equipment from around the world.


Contractros World - Australia
Australia News
Online Buyers Guide of Construction, Quarrying

Contractors World - Eco Friendly publishingBy reading this page on line you are helping to save trees.
Trees saved up to August 2012 > 814
See our virtual forest

The monthly magazine Contractors World - UK & Ireland is proud to promote and support the Lighthouse Club Please give generously. Contractors World Support the Lighthouse Club

CML House
7 Bell Mead
Herts CM21 9ES
Tel: +44 1279 600598

Contractors World is many publications in one - construction news for latest information (read our daily news pages) and a site equipment magazine featuring site reports from around the world and reviews of construction plant and equipment as it is introduced.

Written specifically for earthmovers, quarry managers, plant hire executives, and others with an interest in the construction and related industries. Contractors World are today, the world leading e-magazines for the construction industry - redefiining publishing for the digital age

Registered Office: 54 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 1EJ, UK
Registered as a company in England and Wales, number 3892263

Contractors World and Contractors World - UK & Ireland Edition are independent publications published for CWMAGS Limited by VVV Ltd.

The mention of companies and/or products within the editorial pages or in advertisements does not infer any endorsement by the publisher or editors. All editorial is freely given, without conditions and at the sole discretion of the editor. Opinions expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the publishers. Other than saving and distributing in complete page formats, copying, reproduction, decoding or disassembly of content or computer code by any means of any part of the publication is prohibited unless prior approval is provided by CWMAGS Ltd in writing and confirmation received of agreement with any terms and conditions applicable. PDF version may be downloaded for personal use but no content may be used for promotional purposes or copied to web sites. All images and video content are subject to copyrights.