Humber Sea Terminal

  • Year: 2000
  • Location: Hull, England


The Humber Sea Terminal is a freight terminal located at North Killingholme, Haven. Cleveland Bridge were subcontracted by Edmund Nuttall Limited to design, supply, fabricate and install a 395 tonne link span bridge connecting a fixed platform and floating pontoon in the Humber Estuary. This workscope also included protective treatment, deck surfacing, vehicle barriers, handrailing and transition flaps.

In addition to offering a technically conforming bid, Cleveland Bridge also offered an alternative orthotropic deck structure, with the contract awarded on the basis of this re-design. This alternative decking system reduced steelwork by approximately 400 tonnes, inducing a significant cost saving.

The structure was fabricated into sub-assemblies in the Darlington works and transported by road to a river side facility where the sub-assemblies were welded into the complete link span structure. From this river side facility the link span bridge was transported by barge and erected directly using a ballasting operation.

The final construction had a clear span of 80 metres, a width of 12 metres and a final weight of 425 tonnes.

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