Pre-M74 Build

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Postby McShad » Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:00 pm

Modern Fossil wrote:going going gone


When I saw this topic back up the top and the last poster was fossil, I thought he'd made us all minature on the fictional auchenshuggle bus we made (hint hint)
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Re: Pre-M74 Build

Postby cumbo » Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:31 pm

Starting on the first fly over pillers at Rutherglen.
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Re: Pre-M74 Build

Postby Mori » Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:34 pm

Evening Times

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Work to prepare the site at Tradeston appears almost complete

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Workers at the Fullarton Road interchange are still preparing the area

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The flyover pillars wait to be placed at Eglinton Toll

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The scene at Tradeston and Shields Road

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Work between Cathcart Road and Rutherglen

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Looking north from Cathcart Road to Laurieston
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Re: Pre-M74 Build

Postby cumbo » Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:48 pm

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Re: Pre-M74 Build

Postby cumbo » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:28 pm

The road that never was.
This was the planned conection for the M74 after the Kingston Bridge was built.
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Re: Pre-M74 Build

Postby Lucky Poet » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:55 pm

Cracking photos. (I was investigating the not-M74-yet ramps on the Live Maps thing just last night.)
Any ideas what these are though?
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There was a wee jungle of them on the Jan 2 walk and I was most confused. What are they for?
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Re: Pre-M74 Build

Postby engineer » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:39 am

looks like they're driven concrete piles
http://www.fps.org.uk/pilinginfo/drivenpiling.php
they will be trimmed to the correct level and transfer the load from whatever is going on top of them, road or bridge or whatever, through soft ground to firm natural ground.
the firm ground may be really deep, i worked on sites where piles have been driven 36m underground.
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Re: Pre-M74 Build

Postby BrigitDoon » Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:42 pm

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They're adjacent to the junction of Quay Road and Glasgow Road and will carry the main carriageway of the M74 over Glasgow Road from what I can see.

engineer wrote:i worked on sites where piles have been driven 36m underground.

That's a 120ft in old money. I believe there are piles that deep under the M5 where it crosses the Somerset Levels near Highbridge.
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Subway damage halts motorway work

Postby fullfatmilk » Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:18 pm

Saw this story on the bbc site earlier today:

Work on a section of the M74 extension will not restart until engineers are satisfied there will be no damage to Glasgow's subway system.

Piling work is suspected to have caused cracks in some subway tunnels last week - disrupting the network.

Subway operator Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) will not "consent" to more piling work until it is satisfied more problems will not arise.


Full story here:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7940411.stm
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Re: Pre-M74 Build

Postby cumbo » Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:58 pm

The first flyover on the M74 put into place at the weekend.
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Farmecross Road.
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Re: Pre-M74 Build

Postby BrigitDoon » Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:11 am

BrigitDoon wrote:They're adjacent to the junction of Quay Road and Glasgow Road and will carry the main carriageway of the M74 over Glasgow Road from what I can see.


Same piles, but seen from the top of a bus:

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Re: Pre-M74 Build

Postby dunnengel » Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:05 pm

engineer wrote:looks like they're driven concrete piles
http://www.fps.org.uk/pilinginfo/drivenpiling.php
they will be trimmed to the correct level and transfer the load from whatever is going on top of them, road or bridge or whatever, through soft ground to firm natural ground.
the firm ground may be really deep, i worked on sites where piles have been driven 36m underground.


Yeah, there are - think they're going to whack some geotextile down on top of these eventually. I did a summer placement this year (undergraduate studying civils at glasgow atm) and designed a few of these piled embankments. If memory serves, I think bedrock was about 40m deep in some places along the m74 - around the farmeloan and rutherglen overbridges I think? Not sure about how deep it was at the Port Eglington Viaduct, though. I'm assuming this is where the photo was!
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Re: Pre-M74 Build

Postby Fossil » Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:38 pm

BrigitDoon wrote:
Same piles, but seen from the top of a bus:



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