Tyne Tunnel formworks
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Nov 2009: RMD Kwikform creates a unique 21m long, 60 tonne falsework traveller system in just seven days to meet the roof slab demands on the North cut-and-cover section of the new Tyne Crossing in Northeastern England. It is capable of supporting up to 300m3 of concrete poured over 173m2.

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Tyne Tunnel formwork
Paula Wallis reports for TunnelTalk
Location:
North Tyneside, UK
Project:
Second Tyne Crossing
Tunnel:
1.5km immersed tube
Cost:
£260 million capital investment
Owner:
Tyne and Wear Passenger
Transport Authority
Concession:
Bouygues Travaux Publics
Designer:
HPR Capital Project Consultants
Project Manager:
ARUP
Method:
Immersed tube; Cut-and-cover; Two small sections of conventional tunnelling
Timeline:
Construction began in October 2008 with completion due in February 2011