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Bridge Street Bridge, Newport

Project Completed: 2016

About the project

Cleveland Bridge UK (CBUK) has successfully completed the installation of a new bridge in South Wales for Network Rail, which is part of a significant overhead line electrification (OLE) programme.

The 228-tonne, 50m skewed, weathering grade steel road bridge crosses the Great Western Main Line in Newport and was required to accommodate the increased height required for new OLE systems.

This geometrically challenging structure was fabricated at CBUK’s facility in Darlington, and following a complete trial assembly, the steelwork was loaded onto trailers and transported 280 miles by road, to Newport, South Wales where it was assembled prior to installation in a trackside temporary works compound at Godfrey Road, Newport.

“A very impressive and professional team effort, with everything going to plan, including the behaviour of the bridge.” 

Peter Richardson – Arup Structures.

“Congratulations to the team for an excellent performance and lots of very hard work over the past few months ensuring a very challenging structure was ready for the lift.” 

Rob Fancourt - Head of Civils ABC.

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