Kegworth Bypass

Simple design and efficient, low level installation are key to rapid completion of a 50m motorway bridge adjacent to an international airport.

  • Year: 2018
  • Location: Kegworth, England
  • Client: Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd
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Requirement

The East Midlands Gateway project is a 700-acre logistics park development, located adjacent to East Midlands Airport. It will be served by the new A6 Kegworth Bypass, which will join the A453 to the east of the airport via a new bridge over the M1.

50m

Bridge span in metres

330

Steel weight in tonnes

1250

Total bridge deck weight in tonnes

Solution

Cleveland Bridge fabricated, delivered, assembled, and installed the bridge over the M1. The bridge delivered by Cleveland Bridge comprised four sets of paired girders, fabricated from weathering steel.

Challenges

One of the biggest challenges of this project was installing a major bridge over a busy arterial motorway in close proximity to East Midlands Airport. The proximity of the airport meant that large cranes were effectively prohibited. Consequently, Cleveland Bridge used SPMTs to offload the 50m-long braced girder pairs from the delivery vehicles.

Outcome

Cleveland Bridge worked collaboratively with all contractors, attending regular meetings and risk reviews throughout the project. Buckingham Group was extremely satisfied with the steelwork and all site operations managed by Cleveland Bridge.

We were extremely happy with the quality of the product supplied by Cleveland Bridge. They worked to a challenging programme and collaborated well throughout the project. The Site Operations and Installation was executed to a high standard, the project benefitted from the early engagement of Cleveland Bridge.

David Lane Project Manager, Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd

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