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Successful lift for Eurocodes bridge

Contractors have successfully lifted the main span for the new £3.75M pedestrian and cycle bridge over the M5 at Redhayes, despite delays caused by high winds on Saturday evening.

The 100m long, 230t twin-arch bowstring structure was craned in to place on Sunday.

Works will continue on the bridge, with the remaining side span craned into place next weekend.

The bridge, built by Carillion and designed by Parsons Brinckerhoff, is the first in the UK to be wholly designed using Eurocodes.

A full feature on the bridge lift will be published in NCE next week.



Readers' comments (3)


    Built by Carillion? Surely not, unless they have suddenly set up a steel bridge fabrication facility.

    Carillion were no doubt the main contractor, but who supplied the prefabicated bridge?

    Shame on NCE for repeating the PR press release without editiing it!

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  • The bridge was fabricated and erected by Rowecord Engineering.

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  • I find it hard to believe this bridge was really the first in the UK to be designed to Eurocodes. It's certainly not the first bridge *erected* in the UK to have been designed to Eurocodes, as Fort Amherst Footbridge in Kent was erected on 31st January. I can't believe there aren't others.

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