Contractors on the Tamar Road Bridge strengthening and widening project are racing to finish the job before Christmas.
Two new steel cantilever decks with a combined weight of 2,000t are in place, flanking the bridge's central 335m long, three lane, suspended main deck. Meanwhile, replacement of the original 1961 concrete slab on steel beam composite main deck is proceeding apace. The main deck's north and south carriageways are being tackled separately to minimise traffic disruption. A total of 41 orthotropic steel deck sections have been installed, completing the northern lane replacement. Main contractor is Yarm Road, clients are Corwall County Council and Pymouth City Council and the consultant is Hyder Consulting.