[COM] Torrens Junction Underpass

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[COM] Re: Torrens Junction Underpass

#226 Post by Norman » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:02 pm

Ground level stations have better passive surveillance, which deters crime.

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[COM] Re: Torrens Junction Underpass

#227 Post by Nathan » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:06 am

Just went past (5am) and there’s still plenty of activity. No letting up even with the deadline extension.

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[COM] Re: Torrens Junction Underpass

#228 Post by Norman » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:40 pm

Latest update, including some photos: https://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/__data/asset ... OV2017.pdf

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[COM] Re: Torrens Junction Underpass

#229 Post by [Shuz] » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:26 am

The parklands trench looks deep enough to cover up - Some steel beams, concrete pour and a 30cm layer of soil and grass could be done without too much cost surely?
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[COM] Re: Torrens Junction Underpass

#230 Post by Llessur2002 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:20 am

[Shuz] wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:26 am
The parklands trench looks deep enough to cover up - Some steel beams, concrete pour and a 30cm layer of soil and grass could be done without too much cost surely?
I thin this is exactly what they were trying to avoid. Covering it up would mean it is classified as a tunnel which comes with a whole new raft of design requirements (which the trench does not meet) - escape stairs, ventilation etc which equals large increase in construction costs.

Interestingly, the couple of meters' worth of opening between the two carriageways of Park Terrace is to break up the continuous length of covered trench to avoid the tunnel classification.

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[COM] Re: [U/C] Re: Torrens Junction Underpass

#231 Post by Norman » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:24 am

Llessur2002 wrote:
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Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:26 am
The parklands trench looks deep enough to cover up - Some steel beams, concrete pour and a 30cm layer of soil and grass could be done without too much cost surely?
I thin this is exactly what they were trying to avoid. Covering it up would mean it is classified as a tunnel which comes with a whole new raft of design requirements (which the trench does not meet) - escape stairs, ventilation etc which equals large increase in construction costs. I can't see this happening.

Interestingly, the couple of meters' worth of opening between the two carriageways of Park Terrace is to break up the continuous length of covered trench to avoid the tunnel classification.
How difficult would it be to retrofit these items when the service is made electric and is therefore more suitable for a tunnel?

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[COM] Re: Torrens Junction Underpass

#232 Post by Norman » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:26 pm

Bowden Station from today:
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Throw screens have also been installed on the southern end.
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#233 Post by ChillyPhilly » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:40 am

Nearmap update, 21 November.

Area around Bowden Station:

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Tunnel under Gawler and freight/interstate lines:

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Looking south (angled shot), Park Terrace bridge:

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#234 Post by ChillyPhilly » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:03 pm

Mind the reflection.

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[COM] Re: Torrens Junction Underpass

#235 Post by Norman » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:02 pm

From today. Video to come a bit later.

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The pedestrian crossing has been reinstated

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This is the footpath on the Port Road side, running parallel to the rail line.

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Looking north-west, you can see the original Bowden Station platform and the trench towards East Street

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Looking towards the city, you can see the footbridge over the new station.

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Park Terrace
Here is Bowden Station, it's progressing well. The brick render is there, the ramps are taking shape and the stairs are in place.

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The tracks are still on Park Terrace

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Some interesting fencing has also gone up next to the Park Terrace bridge

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You can see some of the equipment from Port Road as well

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#236 Post by Nathan » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:27 pm

Did you get any shots of Mt. Bowden?

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[COM] Re: Torrens Junction Underpass

#237 Post by Norman » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:43 pm

Nathan wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:27 pm
Did you get any shots of Mt. Bowden?
Que?

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#238 Post by Nathan » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:47 pm

Did you get any shots of Mt. Bowden?

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#239 Post by [Shuz] » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:07 pm

I'm assuming Mount Bowden means the overpass of the road over the Gawler train line....

10m "hill". :hilarious:
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[COM] Re: Torrens Junction Underpass

#240 Post by Waewick » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:11 pm

I thought it was those huge piles of dirt.

Anyway thanks for the great update.

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