Concrete panels as bridge?

dgjeynes

Member
We’ve got to put a new bridge in over our brook. We’ve already got 4 old large rsjs. Looking to lay them across then put panels flat down on them running cross ways anybody ever done something similar?
 

renewablejohn

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Location
lancs
Personally would not do it. Have had 4mtr x 1 mtr concrete panel bog mats crumble and disintegrate. Went back to panel manucaturer and redesigned bog mats to also include steel mesh in addition to the tension steels. These have been excellent.
 

dgjeynes

Member
Personally would not do it. Have had 4mtr x 1 mtr concrete panel bog mats crumble and disintegrate. Went back to panel manucaturer and redesigned bog mats to also include steel mesh in addition to the tension steels. These have been excellent.
How thick are your bog mats?
 

ColinV6

Member
I suppose it's all about context.
How wide is the brook?
How big are the RSJs?
What do you want to run over the bridge?
How often do you use it?
How secure are the banks?
Sorry for all the questions, but the answer to your question is yes it could work if . . .
This all needs answered first before we could possibly advise(y)
Also, whatever your budget... double it
 

JX1100U

Member
I suppose it's all about context.
How wide is the brook?
How big are the RSJs?
What do you want to run over the bridge?
How often do you use it?
How secure are the banks?
Sorry for all the questions, but the answer to your question is yes it could work if . . .
^^This, lots of variables that need to be answers before you can know for certain it would work for your situation. Big one that will affect the concrete panel is how wide do you want the bridge? This will determine the beam spacing and hence how far the concrete panel has to span. Defiantly possible to do, I see quite a few bridges with concrete decks with either steel or timber beams.
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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