Weighing in at 640t, the 46m long Lenton Lane Bridge is the second of five impressive structures to be installed by Taylor Woodrow Alstom as part of the Nottingham Express Transit (NET) extension. Over a period of four months, the steel bridge has been constructed in a site compound at the nearby Lenton Lane Industrial Estate.
It was driven into position last weekend using four 40-wheel self propelled modular transporters. They drove the bridge across the railway and lifted it up onto concrete supports either side of the tracks. Main line trains were suspended while this work was carried out at the Lenton South Junction of the railway. The 28 hour operation was planned to coincide with scheduled Network Rail engineering works between Derby and Nottingham to minimise disruption to rail passengers.