WATCH: The Precinct bridge being demolished in fifty seconds
26 Oct 2017
The demolition of the University Precinct bridge during August has been condensed into a 50-second time lapse video which staff can see today for the first time
Although the preparatory and clean-up work required the closure of Oxford Road for almost a month, the actual demolition took 16.5 hours, carried out by three large concrete pulverisers.
The fascinating footage captured by a time lapse camera positioned on the Kilburn Building also captures the torrential downpour at the start of the demolition weekend despite otherwise fair weather throughout the four-week programme. The team, who can be seen posing briefly for a post-demolition celebratory photograph in the video, were under the added pressure of being filmed by a television crew for a series on challenging demolitions.
The demolition of the 46-year-old bridge has been carried out to make way for the development of the Alliance Manchester Business School overseen by the Directorate of Estates and Facilities.
- Actual time taken to demolish bridge was 16.5 hours
- Over 2200 tonne of waste generated
- 99% of waste diverted from landfill
- 97% waste recycle or reused
- 19 sub-contractors involved in bridge demolition project
- Over 250 workers involved in bridge demolition project
- Over 15,000 hours worked with zero accidents
- Over 14,000 bricks laid to repair Crawford House façade