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Author Topic: Another short video for those who enjoy innovative civil engineeering  (Read 356 times)
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« on: January 25, 2021, 10:25:20 pm »

Just spotted on the BBC News website, a story form the ECML-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-cambridgeshire-55800851
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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2021, 10:42:33 pm »

Just spotted on the BBC News website, a story form the ECML-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-cambridgeshire-55800851

We love "innovative civil engineeering" on our side of the Channel too...

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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2021, 11:08:45 pm »

Just spotted on the BBC News website, a story form the ECML-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-cambridgeshire-55800851

If you want to know how to do one yourself - there's more details here. It does seem an awfully complicated and expensive way of doing it. I wonder if the driver was to avoid more than a day or two of main line closure, in which case that mischievous virus has pretty much rendered that pointless.
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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2021, 11:11:20 pm »

Learnt some lessons from gypsy patch lane though. and we will need these things one day.
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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2021, 11:48:08 pm »

Just spotted on the BBC News website, a story form the ECML-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-cambridgeshire-55800851

We love "innovative civil engineeering" on our side of the Channel too...

I thought I remembered that as a rather different story - but (as usual) I'd just forgotten. It was in this earlier thread.

That doesn't really pin down who got what wrong, but it will provide a good test of how successful Graham's been on tonight's SWAT-team raid to evict the evil antidiacrtitical fairies that have been squatting in the new forum software since it started.
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2021, 07:53:20 am »

Just spotted on the BBC News website, a story form the ECML-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-cambridgeshire-55800851

We love "innovative civil engineeering" on our side of the Channel too...

I thought I remembered that as a rather different story - but (as usual) I'd just forgotten. It was in this earlier thread.

That doesn't really pin down who got what wrong, but it will provide a good test of how successful Graham's been on tonight's SWAT-team raid to evict the evil antidiacrtitical fairies that have been squatting in the new forum software since it started.

I misread stuving's post at first glance, and thought that grahame was defumigating the place.
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2021, 10:17:43 am »

Just spotted on the BBC News website, a story form the ECML-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-cambridgeshire-55800851

If you want to know how to do one yourself - there's more details here. It does seem an awfully complicated and expensive way of doing it. I wonder if the driver was to avoid more than a day or two of main line closure, in which case that mischievous virus has pretty much rendered that pointless.
It needed a 10 day closure of the 3 lines crossing the location.  They kept a skeleton service going using the Stamford lines and the single track ECML connection just north of the site.  But I?ve been wondering if they could have used a different build sequence entirely, ie by moving the ECML over to the west while the built half the underpass, and then moving the tracks back to build the down ramp and remainder of the box.   

Maybe though, a track diversion with resulting speed restrictions over a long period is enough to wreck the entire timetable...

On another point though, I think the fully engineered launch way, and the twin pilot tunnels through the embankment, containing guide rails, made it a significantly different process to the bridge failure at Gipsy Patch Lane.

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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2021, 04:42:08 pm »


That doesn't really pin down who got what wrong, but it will provide a good test of how successful Graham's been on tonight's SWAT-team raid to evict the evil antidiacrtitical fairies that have been squatting in the new forum software since it started.

Please stop using bigly words!
They may be most beautiful beautiful to you, but I have to keep looking them up.  having looked them up, I then forget them, so I wouldn't use them in real life.....  Cry Embarrassed
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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2021, 09:20:58 pm »


That doesn't really pin down who got what wrong, but it will provide a good test of how successful Graham's been on tonight's SWAT-team raid to evict the evil antidiacrtitical fairies that have been squatting in the new forum software since it started.

Please stop using bigly words!
They may be most beautiful beautiful to you, but I have to keep looking them up.  having looked them up, I then forget them, so I wouldn't use them in real life.....  Cry Embarrassed
“Otiose” is a good one to use in such discussions...

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?Otiose? is a good one to use in such discussions...

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