Lincoln Eastern Bypass

Cleveland Bridge was chosen by Bam Nuttall to fabricate and trial assemble a critical rail bridge for their end clients, Lincolnshire County Council and Network Rail. They were chosen ahead of competition based upon a broad range of criteria, including their approach to collaborative working, past performance and cutting-edge product quality.

  • Year: 2017
  • Location: Lincoln, England
  • Client: Bam Nuttall
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Requirement

The project was part of the new Lincoln Eastern Bypass, a 7.5km new road designed to improve infrastructure, minimise congestion and encourage economic growth for the City.

Solution

Cleveland Bridge were engaged early to ensure the optimum solution was developed. The scope of work comprised replacing an existing rail bridge with a new one, having a longer span to carry the rail line over the new dual carriageway.

Challenges

Bridge girders were welded to form 40m (100Te) lengths, which were then delivered to site as one piece. This created complicated planning for transportation, as it necessitated road closures and the required police access permissions. However, this method improved installation speed and accuracy, whilst reducing the requirement for on-site services and works such as welding.

Outcome

In our substantial operational facility, we were able to offer the client trial assembly, in order that we could check connections, alignment and fit, reducing the amount of time spent on site and remedial work. This increased cost effectiveness and ensured a high-quality project outcome.

620 tonne

Total weight

1

Full trial erection in our plant

9m

Wide

May I pass on my thanks and appreciation for the works completed to date on CBUK's contracted works on the LEB project. I have been impressed by the thorough and professional behaviours of staff both during the off-site fabrication phase and the on-site assembly of the new bridge structure.

John Ecclestone Bam Project Manager

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