CRANES CRACK DOUBLE BRIDGE PUZZLE

Problems associated with the assembly and erection of ten 35 M long 125 tonne beams on poor ground conditions are described. The beams, which were manufactured and delivered in three portions form part of the M65 Calder Motorway. Initial calculations showed that a 250 tonne crane would be needed to help a 600 tonne crane sited behind the west abutment of waterside bridge which will carry the motorway over the river and beneath a viaduct carrying the montford road. The assembly pad for the large box beams was accurately sited between the 600 tonne crane and the central pier of the viaduct. Because of the different ground conditions on each side of the river, a toe trench was excavated at the south end, and a total of 250000 tonne of rock and brick fill used. Riverside working was made additionally difficult by the possible wide variations in water level. (TRRL)

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    IPC Building and Contract Journals Limited

    Surrey House, 1 Throwley Way
    Sutton, Surrey SM1 4QQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Atkinson, I
  • Publication Date: 1979-10-18

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 29-31
  • Serial:
    • CONTRACT JOURNAL
    • Volume: 291
    • Issue Number: 5224
    • Publisher: Reed Business Information, Limited
    • ISSN: 0010-7859

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00310263
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ANALYTIC
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM