Hydro demolition – M62 River Ouse Bearing Replacement

concrete removal

Client: AOne+
Scope of works: Concrete removal / hydro demolition
Works Commenced: Summer 2018
Works due to be completed: Summer 2020

River Ouse Bridge carries M62 traffic over the River Ouse in East Yorkshire. The mile-long structure was opened in 1976 and comprises of 29 spans on 28 piers, two half joints and two abutments.

Aquaforce Concrete Services Limited was appointed hydro-demolition contractor, carrying out concrete removal to enable the bearing replacement operations on the bridge running from Summer 2018 – Summer 2020.

The scope for Aquaforce consisted of the release of the existing 208 bridge bearings across 26 pier locations, utilising hydro-demolition to remove the grout plinths and sections of the concrete crosshead to facilitate the bearing replacement works.

Works were carried out on two piers simultaneously, with the sequence commencing at the east and west abutments, working towards the centre of the bridge in line with the Client’s programme requirements.

Aquaforce provided self-contained teams working on each side of the structure, carrying out a full range of services including:

  • On site project management
  • Handlance hydro-demolition teams
  • Portable water supply via Aquaforce LGV Tankers
  • Treatment of generated waste water using Aquaforce’s Siltbuster units
  • Removal and discharge of treated waste water to a licensed facility using Aquaforce LGV Tankers

The works are currently ongoing with Aquaforce continually maintaining the Client’s programme on each visit.