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Crossrail enabling works – City Mill River - 24th September 2010

  At the end of September our crane barge “Dudley” with an 8 tonne excavator on board operating a clam shell grab removed debris from the bed of City Mill River in East London as part of the Crossrail enabling works.

Silt curtains were installed using a small work pontoon and small pusher tug “Stanley” – small enough to get under the low bridges – before and work started, to limit the dispersal of silt. Debris from the river bed was put into a 60 tonne hopper barge and emptied using a long reach excavator positioned on the bank.

The North East spur of Crossrail runs underground to Pudding Mill and then onto to Shenfield in Essex. The Pudding Mill Lane enabling works will provide the Portal for the tunnel boring machines. These works will include a new bridge over City Mill River to divert the current DLR line for the construction of Crossrail. Clearing the river bed is part of the new bridge construction work.

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