Second Severn Crossing, M4 Motorway, New Passage, Pilning and Severn Beach, South Gloucestershire. A student engineer and a chain girl surveying. In the background is the Jay Robertson working in the River Severn.
The Jay Robertson was a large jack-up barge working in the River Severn near Severn Beach, during the construction of the Second Severn Crossing. It was used to drill piles through the sea bed for two viaduct support piers close to the Severn Rail Tunnel. The photograph was published in December 1992 in Laing's monthly newsletter Team Spirit
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Keywords: 1990s, bridge, construction, motorway, people, piling, platform, surveying, watercraft, women, work