River Cherwell Bridge Coring

CCGI has just completed site works on an interesting job which comprised masonry coring (50mm to 100mm diameter) and Mackintosh probing to investigate a rail bridge spanning the River Cherwell.  The investigation looked at the bridge abutments, scour protection structure and bases.  Part of the work was undertaken from a small floating pontoon on the fast flowing River Cherwell, with other works completed from suspended scaffolding platforms.

CCGI organised the delivery and emplacement of the pontoon, suitable drilling techniques, safe systems of work, liaison with the principal contractor and Environment Agency, and developed the health and safety plan.  The work was undertaken by CCGI’s own drillers (Warren Major, Andrew Leek, Jamie Wakefield and Lee Beard) and supervised onsite by CCGI Geotechnical Engineer, Sam Moore, who was also responsible for logging and photographing the cores.

This contract formed part of the East-West Rail – Phase 1 project running between Oxford and Bicester on which CCGI have been involved for over a year utilising our own rotary rigs, Terrier rigs, vacuum excavation unit, and also included track bed investigations and CPT probing.