Breydon Bridge

  • Year: 1985
  • Location: Great Yarmouth, England


In the late 1980’s Breydon Bridge (span of 33m) was built to take the A12 over the River Yare, replacing the old railway bridge; Breydon Viaduct.

Cleveland Bridge were responsible for the supply, installation and commissioning of the steelwork as well as the design of the operating and control system, where the bridge opens using an overhead counterweight to allow river traffic to pass beneath. This included the hydraulic, mechanical and electrical systems where CBUK additionally provided the operation traffic management systems. Due to north and south approach viaducts, in total, 200m of composite steel deck was used in this project with erection taking place using Floating Shear-leg Cranes.

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