[CUCBC Captains] Construction work over the summer - restricted navigation and river closures

Matthew Temple matthew at cucbc.org
Thu Jul 25 17:13:34 BST 2019

Dear all,

We have received some more information about the works to construct the 
new bridge over the river for the Chisholm Trail 

Due to noise restrictions, the planned work will be taking place during 
"normal working hours", i.e. not at night.
The phases of work are dredging (to provide enough depth for their 
working pontoon), removal of the old jetty, sheet piling, tubular piling 
(for the new jetty), installation of the new jetty, and the bridge lift.

The work will entail restricted navigation and some river closures. The 
restrictions will be a boomed area at the P&E where they will mobilise 
plant machinery, and a boomed area around the working zone under the 
railway bridge which will restrict the navigation to no more than half 
the width of the river. River closures will be entailed when plant 
machinery is being moved to and from the working area, and for some 
operations, for example, installation of the middle section of the 

We believe the Council is still negotiating with the Conservancy over 
the timetable for these works, but they could start from Monday 5th 
August. We will update Captains before the start of the Michaelmas term 
with any likely impact on navigation during the University Term, but in 
the meantime, if any college crews are planning outings during August or 
September, please be aware of the possibility that the river downstream 
of the P&E may be closed without notice at times during the day.

Best wishes,

Matthew Temple
CUCBC Exec. Committee

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