The Calvert team celebrated a milestone at the Addison Road overbridge as a 140-tonne steel deck was lifted into position in February.
Ahead of the lift, the 40m-long steel supplied by Eiffage Metal, was pre-assembled on site after delivery and moved into position using a self-propelled modular transporter (SPMT’s).
This work required a tandem lift by two Liebherr 500 tonne and 650 tonne cranes. Lifted into position safely and seamlessly by King Lifting, the steel was in position within a 90-minute period.
Project Director, Dave Newcombe, is proud of the team’s achievements, saying: “This lift is an important milestone in the programme, as the team needs to complete the deck prior to the takeover by the East West Rail of the section of the OXD line that passes under the bridge.
“We’re achieving some great milestones which puts us in a strong position for the year and the completion of Key Date 09. Huge well done to the Addison Road team including all our supply chain partners. It was a great collaborative effort to make the lift happen to programme and, special thanks for the support provided by William McDonald: Head of Lifting, and Justin Anderson: Head of Temporary works.”
Eiffage Metal is working on five overbridges in Calvert. Addison Road represented the second bridge steel deck installation and Eiffage Metal is also progressing well with the site pre-assembly of the 2 span Perry Hill Overbridge.
The weathered-look steelwork was manufactured in the UK by Allerton Steel – a Yorkshire based family-run business which has also provided the steelwork for Perry Hill Overbridge and the East West Rail Overbridge to date.