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HS2 comes up with low-slung viaduct designs

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EKFB JV as main works contractor of HS2 has unveiled designs for two Northamptonshire viaducts. They are engineered to be as unobtrusive as possible. Besides, the viaducts designs on phase one central section are developed by Kier, Eiffage, Bam Nuttall, and Ferrovial.

The design partners for phase one central section are Arcadis and architects Moxon. With the partnership with HS2, a total of 15 viaducts, 6.9km of green tunnels, 22km of road diversions, and 67 over bridges will be developed.

The 515m long Edgcote Viaduct which is set low into the landscape will carry the railway across the floodplain of the River Cherwell, south of Chipping Warden. In between 6-8 m height, the viaduct will be largely hidden from a distance to by existing hedgerows and woodland.

Two miles to the south, the 210m long Lower Thorpe Viaduct will also be set low into the landscape. The railway across Banbury Lane will be in sync with seven weathered steel spans and runs through south of the village of Thorpe Mandeville.


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