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Micropiles to reinforce existing railway bridge foundations in Aberystwyth – Aarsleff Advent Day 4!

Travelling on the Vale of Rheidol Railway is the finest way to explore the stunning Rheidol Valley. Opened in 1902, the railway has been delighting passengers young and old for over a century. The line is a masterpiece of engineering, opened in 1902 to carry lead ore, timber and passenger traffic. The narrow track gauge allows the railway to follow the contours of the terrain with many sharp curves and steep gradients which add to the railway’s charm. Alight at one of our recently restored intermediate stations and explore the many walks the valley has to offer. Listen to the sound of a powerful narrow gauge steam locomotive working hard to climb 700ft (200m) in the 11¾ miles from Aberystwyth to Devil’s Bridge –

Aarsleff Ground Engineering, were contracted to install micro piles to reinforce the existing railway bridge foundations in Aberystwyth.

Access was extremely difficult and high tides meant that flooding to the working platforms became a real danger.

We worked between the tides supplying extra plant and labour to enable 24 hours working, helping to complete the contract in a timely and safe manner.

Using a D1000 Drop Hammer, we successfully installed 323mm diameter bottom driven steel cased micro piles.

The contract was delivered on time and within budget.

For more information about Aarsleff Ground Engineering or to send in your enquiry, call 01636 611140 and speak to a member of our expert team today, or drop us an email 

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