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UNDERNEATH THE ARCHES: Installation of grouted stainless steel anchors into two, three span brick arch bridges across the River Great Ouse in Newport Pagnell started this week. A 17t weight limit was imposed on the bridges 12 months ago after failing assessments, but the presence of complex services in the roadways ruled out most conventional strengthening methods. Milton Keynes Council chose the Archtec system, which was developed jointly by Cavity Lock Systems and Gifford & Partners, ...

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